The UK-based Campaign Against Antisemitism released on Wednesday a documentary showcasing a set of e-mails uncovered during a probe into antisemitism allegations against ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters.
In the emails in question, Waters proposed writing “Dirty k***” on the inflatable pig that regularly flies over the crowds at his concerts and proposed “bombing” audiences with confetti in the shape of swastikas, Stars of David, dollar signs, and other symbols.
The documentary also features interviews with Norbert Statchel, Waters’ former saxophonist, and music producer Bob Ezrin, who recall in detail antisemitic incidents involving Waters.
Watch the full documentary here:
CAA Chief Executive Gideon Falter stated, “Roger Waters has repeatedly used his enormous platform to bait Jews, but he always claims that he is not antisemitic. We believed that there was further evidence out there to the contrary, and the release of ‘The Dark Side of Roger Waters’ now puts the evidence we obtained in the hands of the public.”
“It is hard to imagine a rock star emblazoning the N-word above their concerts, but Mr. Waters demanded that his crew do exactly that with the K-word,” Falter added. “Not only that, but he seems to have spent time humiliating and harassing his Jewish staff. One cannot help but watch this film and wonder what kind of person uses their power to this effect. Is Roger Waters an antisemite? Now people can make up their own minds.”
Waters is scheduled to perform at the London Palladium on October 8-9. A petition organized by the CAA urging the London Palladium and other venues to stop hosting Waters can be read and signed here.