Roger Waters‘ should not perform in Manchester due to fears that his “divisive actions” could fuel anti-Jewish hatred.The former Pink Floyd member has been provoking controversy with his live shows – the most recent taking place in Berlin on May 17 in which he wore an outfit that some deemed as having connotations to the Second World War, mentioned Anne Frank and pretended to fire a rifle.According to BBC News, the Bury South Labour MP Christian Wakeford told other MPs his concern about Waters playing at the AO Arena on June 10, explaining that “The city of Manchester has a rich and vibrant history in which those of different faiths and backgrounds have lived together as well as stood together through difficult times and times of division.”Roger Waters has a long history of vile attacks against Jewish people.
His recent shows in Berlin show why he should not be welcome in Manchester. My letter to the AO Arena outlines why his concert next month should not go ahead.
pic.twitter.com/vvcug5kJPE— Christian Wakeford MP (@Christian4BuryS) May 25, 2023He added: “Will the Leader of the House agree with me that concerts like this have no place in our society and shouldn’t go ahead?”Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt replied: “I shall make certain that the Home Office has heard [Mr Wakeford’s] concerns today and I think that this House has made great efforts, particularly in recent years, to ensure that the scourge of antisemitism is addressed and stamped out from our country.”Accusations about the alleged anti-semitic views of Waters made headlines earlier this year, when former Pink Floyd bandmate David Gilmour and his wife Polly Samson took to Twitter to label the musician as “antisemitic to [his] rotten core”.Grateful to.Read more on nme.com
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