As reported on Business Insider:
- Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, said Facebook asked to use a song for an Instagram ad.
- Waters said he was offered a lot of money for use of the song "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2."
- "The answer is, ‘F–k You. No f–in’ way,’" he said, Rolling Stone reported.
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Roger Waters, a founding member of the classic rock band Pink Floyd, said Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg offered him a lot of money to use the band’s 1979 classic "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" in an Instagram advertisement and he refused, Rolling Stone reported.
"It arrived this morning, with an offer for a huge, huge amount of money," Waters said at a recent pro-Julian Assange event. "And the answer is, ‘F–k you. No f–in’ way.’"
He added: "I only mention that because this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. I will not be a party to this bull—t, [Mark] Zuckerberg."
Far Out Magazine previously reported that the band refused to allow their music to be used for any advertisements that weren’t for a "good cause."
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer read from the letter during the event: "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," the request said.
Waters said the company wanted to "make Facebook and Instagram more powerful than it already is…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.’"
He also took a jab at Zuckerberg by referencing FaceMash, an app created before Facebook to rate the appearance of women at Harvard, where Zuckerberg went to school.
"How did this little p—k 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?" asked Waters. "And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world."
Facebook did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Source: Business Insider
Author: email@example.com (Sarah Al-Arshani)
Date: June 15th 2021
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