WATCH: Roger Waters Says ‘F**k You!’ To Mark Zuckerberg After Request To Use Pink Floyd Song In Promo

Written by K. Walker on June 14, 2021

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Roger Waters is clearly not a fan of Big Tech giant Mark Zuckerberg.

The Pink Floyd frontman was speaking at an event that was part of the “Whistle Stop” campaign to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. While he was there, he said that he rejected a “huge” offer from Facebook for the use of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” to promote Instagram.

Appearing at a forum supporting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the former Pink Floyd frontman revealed the Facebook CEO had requested the use of one of the band’s songs for a promotional campaign for Instagram.

“This is something that I actually put in my folder when I came out here today,” he told the gathering, as seen in a video shared by La Jornada. “You have no idea what it is—nobody does—because it arrived on the internet to me this morning. It’s a request for the rights to use my song, ‘Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2),’ in the making of a film to promote Instagram.

“So it’s a missive from Mark Zuckerberg to me… with an offer of a huge, huge amount of money and the answer is, ‘F**k you! No f**king way!”

The musician explained his opposition to Zuckerberg and Facebook.

“I only mention that because it’s the insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. So those of us who do have any power, and I do have a little bit—in terms of control of the publishing of my songs I do anyway. So I will not be a party to this bulls**t, Zuckerberg.”
Source: ET Canada

Waters read a portion of the letter. “We want to thank you for considering this project. We feel that the core sentiment of this song is still so prevalent and necessary today, which speaks to how timeless a work [it is],” read Waters.

He responded to the letter, “It’s true, and yet they want to sojourn it. They want to use it to make Facebook and Instagram even bigger and 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 to the general public so the general public could go, ‘WHAT?!’ No. No more. No mas.”

The best part of Waters’s rant was when he blasted Zuck for his college website Facemash that rated the “hotness” of Harvard girls.

“You think, How did this little pr**k, who started off going, ‘She’s pretty, we’ll give her a 4 out of 5, she’s ugly, we’ll give her a 1.’ How the f**k did he get any power in anything? And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world,” said Waters.

He’s not wrong.

Dang! That was brutal. And amazing!

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker