Roger Waters Says He Rejected Facebook’s Offer to Use ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ in Ad

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Roger Waters performs at Maracana during a tour in Brazil on October 24, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. (Photo: Diego Baravelli/Fotoarena/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Roger Waters told the press at a recent pro-Julian Assange event that Facebook approached him about using the 1979 Pink Floyd classic “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” in an upcoming advertisement for Instagram.

“It arrived this morning, with an offer for a huge, huge amount of money,” Waters said. “And the answer is, ‘Fuck You. No fuckin’ way.’”

“I only mention that because this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything,” he continued. “I will not be a party to this bullshit, Mark Zukerberg.

Waters pulled out a printed duplicate of Facebook’s solicitation, perusing, “We need to thank you for thinking about this venture. We feel that the center conclusion of this melody is still so pervasive thus essential today, which addresses how ageless the work is.”

“But then, they need to utilize it to make Facebook and Instagram much greater and more remarkable than it as of now would he say he is,” reacted, “so it can keep on blue-penciling we all in this room and forestall this anecdote about Julian Assange getting out into the overall population so the overall population can go, ‘What? No. No More.'”

Waters then, at that point raised FaceMash, the Hot or Not type site Zuckerberg made before Facebook that permitted understudies to think about the vibes of ladies nearby.

“How did this little prick who began as ‘She’s pretty, we’ll give her a four out of five, she’s appalling, we’ll give her a one,’ how could he get any force?” Waters inquired. “But here he is, perhaps the most impressive morons on the planet.”

As per a Facebook representative, Zuckerberg steered clear of the solicitation to utilize the Pink Floyd melody; the solicitation to Waters started from the Instagram promoting group. The Facebook rep additionally noticed that organizations consistently contact artists about utilizing their tunes in publicizing and that Facebook regards the choice of specialists about if to work with them.

 

Biz Markie

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