Roger Waters’ Birmingham Concert Shows He Can’t Hide His Antisemitism
A few nights ago, Roger Waters played his first UK gig of this tour in Birmingham.
Clearly bent out of shape by the legitimate antisemitism accusations, he modified the show, removing Shireen Abu Akleh’s name being projected right before Anne Frank’s (which was Holocaust inversion), as well as the Nazi SS soldier’s uniform (which I agree was parody, but I guess not a good look for him given his other displays of antisemitism).
Despite these changes, Waters could not help himself, ranting against the accusations and attempts to have him cancelled.
Besides belittling the accusations as “bullshit” (instead of listening to Jewish voices and humbly apologizing), he alleges they are solely because he supports human rights in “Palestine.” This is simply not true.
It is worthwhile to also point out that when he blames some of the British media for Jeremy Corbyn’s cancellation, he really thinks we are pulling the strings; a few years ago he blamed the Israeli government for deposing Jeremy Corbyn and installing an Israeli government puppet as Labour leader (antisemitic trope alert):
And in this rant, he ends off blaming “Tel Aviv” for his woes, another propagation of the antisemitic trope of Jews pulling the strings.
In other words, while he removed antisemitic elements from his show, he added more with this rant.
The old Jew-hater simply cannot help himself.