The ongoing feud between two of the most iconic rock legends of all time, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and Roger Waters, has been reignited this week in a very personal way. On Monday, Gilmour took to Twitter to publicly attack Waters’ character, calling him “antisemitic to his ‘rotten core’ along with other unsavory descriptors”. This shocking outburst has left Pink Floyd fans around the world stunned and wondering what could have caused this sudden breakdown in the relationship between the two.
In this blog post, we will take a look at the events leading up to this explosive moment, the accusations that have been thrown back and forth, and the implications of this feud for the future of Pink Floyd. We will also explore the wider implications of this feud for the music industry, and the implications of Gilmour’s comments for the international community.
The feud between Gilmour and Waters has been ongoing since the early 1980s, when Waters left the band he helped build and lost a lawsuit to prevent them from using the Pink Floyd name without him. Though the two have joined together for a few performances over the decades, they have never been able to bury the hatchet between them. This all changed on Monday when Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, publicly accused Waters of being an antisemitic Putin apologist, to which Gilmour not only liked her tweet but publicly endorsed it.
In response, Waters has boasted hard-left anti-Israel views for years, accusing the Jewish state of pushing Nazi politics while downplaying crimes committed by Palestinians and advising other musicians to join him in boycotting the country. Last year, he not only voiced pro-Russia sentiments following the invasion of Ukraine but also claimed that China had every right to encircle and threaten Taiwan’s sovereignty. He also denied that China commits human rights abuses and called such claims “Bullocks!”
The official Roger Waters Twitter account later responded to the claims made by both Sampson and Gilmour, calling them “wildly inaccurate.” This has left many wondering if the two will ever be able to reconcile their differences and make peace.
This feud between two of the most iconic rock legends of all time has sent shockwaves through the music industry, and has left fans of Pink Floyd around the world wondering what the future of the band holds. Will Gilmour and Waters ever be able to reconcile their differences and make peace? Or will this feud continue to divide the two men, and ultimately the future of Pink Floyd? Only time will tell.