David Gilmour Responds To Roger Waters’ Controversial Comment On Polly Samson

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Roger Waters said something during his performance at The O2 Arena that made Polly Samson the center of attention. David Gilmour recently tweeted in support of his wife in response.

The former Pink Floyd frontman proclaimed his affection for everyone on stage, regardless of their racial or religious affiliations, with Samson being the only exception. He added a touch to his remarks by making reference to her earlier charge that he was “antisemitic to [his] rotten core.” He said the following.

“All I have to say about Polly Samson is: imagine waking up to that every morning.”

Soon after, David Gilmour responded to his ex-bandmates remarks on Twitter by posting a picture of his wife with the following caption:

“So lovely to wake up to, this morning as always!”

The songwriter provided further information after her husband’s reaction, updating their admirers on the current state of affairs. Sharing a clip from the concert by Roger Waters, she acknowledged the following tweet:

“Solidarity with Polly Samson and David Gilmour, who have acted with decency and integrity throughout this scandal.”

One of the first people to respond to the former Pink Floyd member’s comments on the Israeli government and the Russia-Ukraine war was Polly Samson. She called him a “megalomaniac” as well as an antisemite, which drew ire from his admirers, some of whom turned to antisemitic remarks.

One person tweeted the following in reference to Jews:

“They’ve been expelled 1,030 times (that we know of) for the crimes of usury, corruption, theft, ritual murder of children, genital mutilations, etc., since 1,200 B.C.E., but now operate with impunity, globally. Who are ‘they?'”

Samson reacted to this:

“Since calling out Roger Waters’ antisemitism, I receive filth like this every day. It’s vile, but I have no regrets because being a bystander would be so much worse.”

Other brand names in the business responded to the situation. Alex Skolnick and David Draiman were two of the people who spoke out against Waters’ remarks. Skolnick distinguished between the art and the artist in his response, while Draiman was unrelenting in his condemnation of the singer, calling her an “antisemitic piece of sh-t.”

The tweet from David Gilmour and the Roger Waters video are both available below.



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