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Roger Waters Issues Statement After Berlin Concert Controversy

Roger Waters Issues Statement After Berlin Concert Controversy
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Roger Waters has posted an apology on social media after imagery from his Berlin live performance prompted a stir. 

The assertion follows information that Berlin police are investigating the previous Pink Floyd frontman for his use of Nazi imagery throughout his live performance on Might 17. Movies posted to social media confirmed the musician dressed up in a black trenchcoat with a purple armband, with a caption describing Waters’ as ‘imitating a Nazi.’

“My current efficiency in Berlin has attracted dangerous religion assaults from those that wish to smear and silence me as a result of they disagree with my political opinions and ethical rules,” the statement from Waters begins. “The weather of my efficiency which have been questioned are fairly clearly a press release in opposition to fascism, injustice, and bigotry in all its types.”

“Makes an attempt to painting these components as one thing else are disingenuous and politically motivated. The depiction of an unhinged fascist demagogue has been a function of my reveals since Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ in 1980. I’ve spent my total life talking out towards authoritarianism and oppression each time I see it,” Waters continues.

“Once I was a toddler after the warfare, the title of Anne Frank was typically spoken in our home; she grew to become a everlasting reminder of what occurs when fascism is left unchecked. My dad and mom fought the Nazis in World Warfare II, with my father paying the final word worth.”

Berlin police are investigating the performer on suspicion of “incitement of the folks.” Investigators imagine the costume used throughout the present was “deemed able to violating the dignity of the victims, in addition to approving, glorifying, or justifying the violent and arbitrary rule of the Nazi regime in a method that disrupts public areas.”

Roger Waters has typically dressed up as a jack-booted thug on stage in his depiction of Nazi imagery. Different cities throughout Germany, together with Munich, Frankfurt, and Cologne tried to cancel Waters’ performances. Waters even sued town of Frankfurt to cease the ban on his efficiency from being upheld. 

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