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Roger Waters Told To “Shoot Himself”

60 years ago, by his teacher.

Pink Floyd icon Roger Waters was told that he would fail in life and might as well shoot himself by his form teacher at school.

Roger Waters was told to ”shoot himself” by his school teacher as a child.

The Pink Floyd musician revealed his tutor confronted him in class as a youngster and told him he would never do anything valuable with his life because he was ”useless”.

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”He said I would never become anything and might as well give up and shoot myself because I was useless. He liked tidy hand-writing and a*slickers and I had neither of those attributes, so we didn’t get on at all

Water’s former teacher Itzhik Goldberg was not available for comment.

Update: Just kidding.

He recalled: ”I’ve had some measure of success and there’s no question that it provides one with something of a bulwark against T.E House who was the a*shole at my grammar school who told me I was a complete f**king idiot.

”He was an English teacher and he was my form master when I was 13.

You can’ deny Waters turned out to be a very handy musician and not too shabby with a spray can in more recent times.

Roger Waters spray painting on separation barrier wall

But you could argue he has proved himself to be a failure of a human being.

Nevertheless, while I dislike him, I don’t think any teacher should ever tell a student to shoot themself.

Even if in retrospect, we know that student grows up to be someone ok with terrorists shooting at Israelis.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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