Musician Tells Facebook Mark Zuckerberg 'F*** You' On Assange Spat....

Musician Roger Waters has said he has informed Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in no uncertain terms that he is rejecting the social media mogul’s request to use one his songs in an ad campaign for Instagram.
© Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images/Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images Roger Waters (L) has informed Mark Zuckerberg (R)
in no uncertain terms that he is denying the Facebook co-founder’s request to use one of his tracks in a campaign for Instagram.

Speaking at a forum supporting jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Waters, one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, said that Zuckerberg offered him “a huge amount of money” to use his classic 1979 track “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).”

He was defiant in his rejection of Zuckerberg’s request, branding the businessman an “idiot” as he accused him of “preventing” Assange’s story from “getting out to the general public.”

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In a video dated June 10, which was shared on Twitter by Mexico’s La Jornada on Saturday, the rocker pulled out a sheet of paper, as he said:
"This is something that I actually put in my folder when I came out here today.
“You have no idea what it is—nobody does—because it arrived on the internet to me this morning. It’s a request for the rights to use my song, ‘Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2),’ in the making of a film to promote Instagram.”
After his revelation drew laughter from the crowd, Waters went on: “So it’s a missive from Mark Zuckerberg to me… with an offer of a huge, huge amount of money and the answer is, 'f*** you! No fing way!
"And I only mention that because it’s the insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. So those of us who do have any power, and I do have a little bit—in terms of control of the publishing of my songs I do anyway. So I will not be a party to this bull
*, Zuckerberg.”
Reading out a portion of the letter allegedly written by the Facebook co-founder, Waters said: “We want to thank you for considering this project. We feel that the core sentiment of this song is still so prevalent and necessary today, which speaks to how timeless a work [it is].”
“It’s true, and yet they want to sojourn it,” Waters said. “They want to use it to make Facebook and Instagram even bigger and 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 to the general public…”
He added: “You think, how did this little pr***, who started off going, ‘She’s pretty, we’ll give her a 4 out of 5, she’s ugly, we’ll give her a 1.’ How the f*** did he get any power in anything? And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world.”

Roger Waters Tells Mark Zuckerberg ‘F*** You’ for Wanting to Use Pink Floyd Song (

Dude was emailed by an ad agency. Zuckerberg probably had no idea any of that happened.

If he didn’t need the money why not take it and announce he’s giving it to Assange support forum. More useful than his grandstanding.

you got to give him aand the people around this case some credit goddammit

all those people can’t be that stupid. and not Waters in any way

I’m talking about this one dude’s claim. Not anyone or anything else. He’s the one that announced that he got an email from Zuckerberg requesting his song be used on an internet ad. Which I still say 99.999999…% chance he was talking to an adman.

La Jornada, should have pointed that out to him, of all the people, they are a media outlet

All about headlines.

There are people who stand for something in this world. You wouldn’t know anything about that seeing how you are only trolling here.

The surety of your statements without facts is enough proof of nothing existing between your ears

You know what, I’m in a good mood today so I’ll say this. Print out in Comic Sans whatever you typed and shove it up your dads asshole while telling him how you met an internet troll with no brain. You can debate/correct/share opinion with me without insulting me. Cheers.

You are assuming Zuckerberg is an aloof man. Ati things just happen in his company and he doesn’t know…

You really think that a decision about the music on an Instagram campaign needs to go through all the marketing execs and finally to MZ for approval? I doubt it.

The audience cheered. :smiley: