Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters calls Mark Zuckerberg ‘a little pr**k’ and ‘one of the most powerful idiots in the world’ after turning down ‘huge sum’ for Instagram to use Another Brick in the Wall. By Peter Belfiore.
Speaking at a pro-Julian Assange event in New York City on Thursday, Waters showed reporters a request from Facebook for the rights to use Pink Floyd’s 1979 song Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).
‘It’s a missive from Mark Zuckerberg to me with an offer for a huge, huge amount of money, and the answer is “f*** you, no f***ing way,”‘ he said.
‘I only mention that because this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything.’
Waters also made reference to Zuckerberg’s FaceMash, a project he worked on before Facebook while he studied at Harvard, and which allowed users to rate the appearance of various women on campus.
‘How did this little pr**k who started off by saying, “She’s pretty, we’ll give her a four out of five; she’s ugly, we’ll give her a one,” how did he get power in anything?’ Waters asked.
‘And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world.’ …
Waters told reporters that he believed Facebook sought to censor stories surrounding Assange, who is currently jailed in the UK and is awaiting possible extradition to the US for his role in publishing US Army intelligence leaks.
Fighting education as indoctrination since 1979, when Britain was at the height of its socialist phase (just before electing Margaret Thatcher).