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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Told Mark Zuckerberg To Go Fuck Himself, And That He Couldn't Use "Another Brick In The Wall" For "Facebook's Bullshit"

Rolling Stone - Roger Waters told the press at a recent pro-Julian Assange event that Facebook approached him about using the 1979 Pink Floyd classic “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” in an upcoming advertisement for Instagram.

“It arrived this morning, with an offer for a huge, huge amount of money,” Waters said. “And the answer is, ‘Fuck You. No fuckin’ way.'”

“I only mention that because this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything,” he continued. “I will not be a party to this bullshit, [Mark] Zuckerberg.”

Facebook did not immediately respond to Rolling Stone‘s request for comment.

During the event, Waters read from a letter that he says came from Facebook. “We want to thank you for considering this project,” he read. “We feel that the core sentiment of this song is still so prevalent and so necessary today, which speaks to how timeless the work is.”

“And yet, they want to use it to make Facebook and Instagram more powerful than it already is,” he replied, “so that it can continue to censor all of us in this room and prevent this story about Julian Assange getting out into the general public so the general public can go, ‘What? No. No More.'”

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God I LOVE this move from Roger Waters. Not only telling the android to go fuck himself behind closed doors, but making sure the public knows about it. 

Adding in the fact that Zuck tried to throw Pink Floyd an ungodly amount of money, but the hatred for the facebook, Instagram, and everything else Zuckerberg has cursed this world with runs so deep that it was a total non-starter.

(sidebar - Back in high school I used to be the thing I hate today, one of those people that wrote something off based on disliking people that liked it. In this case it was Pink Floyd. Never gave them a chance because a few kids I knew were hardcore into them when I was younger and I thought they were weirdos. Turned out I was the loser and they knew what the fuck was up. But you live and you learn right? In the Blackout Tour days when Gaz and I basically lived together for four years, he put me on to Pink Floyd. The live sets from Pompeii, Knebworth, and the Pulse movie completely blew my mind. I instantly regretted taking so long to realize how earth-shattering Pink Floyd's music was.)

The best part, is Waters didn't just stop there.

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Waters ended his diatribe by bringing up FaceMash, the pre-Facebook website that Zuckerberg created at Harvard in 2003 to compare the looks of women on campus. The incident was dramatized in the 2010 film The Social Network. “How did this little prick who started out as ‘She’s pretty, we’ll give her a four out of five, she’s ugly, we’ll give her a four out of five,’ how did we give him any power?” Waters asked. “And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world.”

1- prick is a very underused word

2- PREACH Mr. Waters! Preach!

The theory that the facebook is actually a CIA-designed system put in the hands of Zuckerberg to be the figurehead looks less and less like a conspiracy theory by the day. 

And before you jump to the conclusion that Waters is just one of those egotistical artists that thinks his work is priceless and won't degrade it by allowing commercial entities to deface it, he's not.

Cue the classic Dole Banana commercial

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and he also cleared "Another Brick in The Wall Part 2" for the king Eric Prydz