Posted by: bj | June 15, 2021

Roger Waters (Pink Floyd co-founder) turns down ‘huge money’ for Facebook ad: ‘No f–kin’ way’

By Rob Bailey-Millado

Roger Waters has revealed that Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg offered him big bucks to use Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 anthem “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” in an Instagram ad.

However, the co-founding member of the iconic rock band turned the “little p–k” down flat — with a cantankerously foulmouthed touch.

“It arrived this morning, with an offer for a huge, huge amount of money,” the 77-year-old bassist and composer said at a recent pro-Julian Assange event, Rolling Stone reported. “And the answer is, ‘F–k you. No f–in’ way.’”

He continued: “I only mention that because this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. I will not be a party to this bulls–t, Zuckerberg.”

This isn’t the first time the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer faced the prospect of his jams being used for promotional purposes.

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says he turned an "a huge, huge amount of money" from that "little p--k" Mark Zuckerberg.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters says he turned down “a huge, huge amount of money” from that “little p–k” Mark Zuckerberg.NY Post illustration/Getty Images

“Here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world.”

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However, way back in the mid-’70s, Waters didn’t balk at providing the theme song for Dole bananas as well as an ad for the French soft drink Gini, according to Far Out Magazine. Why? It helped make rising concert ticket prices cheaper for their fans. Still, the experience reportedly resulted in the band refusing to allow their music to be used going forward in any advertisements that weren’t for a “good cause.”

At the Assange event last week, Waters read a heated letter stating his position on social-media monopolies and manipulation. (Warning: The clip below features strong language.)https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=nypost&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X2hvcml6b25fdHdlZXRfZW1iZWRfOTU1NSI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJodGUiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3R3ZWV0X2VtYmVkX2NsaWNrYWJpbGl0eV8xMjEwMiI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJjb250cm9sIiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH19&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1403582839145353216&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fnypost.com%2F2021%2F06%2F15%2Fpink-floyds-roger-waters-turns-down-big-bucks-for-facebook-ad%2F&sessionId=20d12ac7ab696093d190de376e9c14517229fcf4&siteScreenName=nypost&theme=light&widgetsVersion=82e1070%3A1619632193066&width=550px

“We feel that the core sentiment of this song is still so prevalent and so necessary today, which speaks to how timeless the work is,” Rogers said, Insider reported.

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He also claimed Zuck’s company wanted to “make Facebook and Instagram more powerful than it already is … so that it can continue to censor all of us in this room and prevent this story about Julian Assange getting out into the general public so the general public can go, ‘What? No. No More.’”

The rock icon also took aim at Zuckerberg’s original creation: his now rarely mentioned predecessor website, FaceMash, which let users vote on the attractiveness of female Harvard classmates.

“How did this little p–k who started out as ‘she’s pretty, we’ll give her a four out of five, she’s ugly, we’ll give her a four out of five,’ how did we give him any power?” Waters spewed. “And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world.”

Facebook has not responded to requests for comment


Responses

  1. ***Class and morals, some people still have them!

  2. Retaining his dignity? I’d take the $$$


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