From time to time we see musicians talk about social media persons in their interviews. And of course, we see people talking about Mark Zuckerberg, founder, and CEO of Facebook. Now we have the combinations of these two since Pink Floyd Co-Founder Roger Waters decided to say something quite harsh on Facebook and Zuckerberg.
As we all know, Facebook companies are a huge name in our day. Especially when we think about advertisements. Both for themselves and their customers, Facebook and other Facebook companies are the leaders in this market. But everyone isn’t happy about them. These unhappy names also include Pink Floyd Co-Founder Roger Waters. In an interview with Free Assange Forum, Roger Waters shared that Mark Zuckerberg offered him a lot of money to use Another Brick in the Wall for a Facebook commercial. He explained it as below:
“It arrived on the internet to me this morning. It’s a request for the rights to use my song, ‘AnotherBrick in the Wall, Pt. 2′ in the making of a film to promote Instagram.”So it’s a missive from MarkZuckerberg to me – arrived this morning, with an offer of a huge, huge amount of money, and the answer is – fuckyou! No fucking way!”And I only mention that because this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything.
No fucking way!
“So those of us who have power, and I do have a little bit – in terms of the control of the publishing of my songs I do, anyway – so I will not be a party to this bullshit, Zuckerberg.’We want to thank you for considering this project. We feel that the core sentiment of this song is still so prevalent and necessary today, which speaks to how timeless your work is, truly.’And yet – they want to use it to make Facebook and Instagram even bigger and more powerful than it already is so it can continue to censor all of us in this room and prevent this story about Julian Assange getting out to the general public, so the general public could go, ‘What?! What?! No. No more!'”
So that’s how Roger Waters shared the story and his opinions on social media, censorship, and pretty much every problem with social media. In the next parts of his speech, he also focuses on Mark Zuckerberg himself and shares his thoughts on how he thinks Zuckerberg is one of the “most powerful idiots” in the world.
“You think, ‘How did this little prick, who started off by saying, ‘She is pretty, we’ll give her a 4 out of 5,’ ‘She’s ugly, we’ll give her a 1,’ how the fuck did he get any power in anything? And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world.”