Polly Samson, the longtime wife of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, lashed out at his former partner Roger Waters for his view on Jews and Vladimir Putin. RockCelebrities.net posted Samson's slam against the former Floyd leader after his devisive comments were printed in the German newspaper, The Berliner Zeitung.
Samson whose daughter-in-law is Ukrainian tweeted: “Sadly, Roger Waters, you are antisemitic to your rotten core. Also, a Putin apologist and a lying, thieving, hypocritical, tax-avoiding, lip-synching, misogynistic, sick-with-envy megalomaniac. Enough of your nonsense.”
Roger Waters responded by tweeting: “THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE. . . Against the backdrop of the outrageous and despicable smear campaign by the ISRAELI LOBBY to denounce me as an ANTI-SEMITE, WHICH I AM NOT, NEVER HAVE BEEN and NEVER WILL BE.”
While talking to The Berliner Zeitung, Waters justified Russia's invasion against the Ukraine, setting, “(Putin) launched what he still calls a 'special military operation.' He launched it on the basis of reasons that, if I have understood them well, are: 1. We want to stop the potential genocide of the Russian-speaking population of the Donbas. 2. We want to fight Nazism in Ukraine.”
He went on to say, “There is a teenage Ukrainian girl, Alina, with whom I exchanged long letters: 'I hear you. I understand your pain.' She answered me, thanked me, but stressed, I’m sure you’re wrong about one thing though, ‘I am 200-percent certain there are no Nazis in Ukraine.' I replied again, ‘I’m sorry, Alina, but you are wrong about that. How can you live in Ukraine and not know?'”