News

Roger Waters facing backlash from Jewish fans

Roger Waters facing backlash from Jewish fans

Roger Waters: The Wall Live at Ullevi Photo: WENN/Emelie Andersson

Pink Floyd star Roger Waters is facing a boycott ahead of his upcoming show in Germany after he beamed a Star of David symbol onto a flying inflatable pig during a recent gig.

The rocker, who called for a boycott of Israel earlier this year, came under fire from Jewish groups after he flashed the symbol onto the stage prop during a The Wall Live Tour concert in Belgium earlier this month.

Now Jewish leaders in Germany have called on followers to snub Waters’ performance in Dusseldorf on 6 September over the stunt.

Michael Szentei-Heise, director of the Jewish Community in Dusseldorf, claims the musician is an “intellectual arsonist” whose stage act used “anti-Semitic and National Socialist imagery”.

The imagery was especially powerful as the Jewish faith prohibits followers from consuming pork products.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Report: Eagles send LeSean McCoy to Bills

Philadelphia Eagles' Darren Sproles, left, and LeSean McCoy stretch before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Philadelphia.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles have sent star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

in Sports

Maid: Hernandez messed with security camera after killing

Glaucia Santos testifies during the murder trial of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

A maid who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified at his murder trial that she saw him "messing with" the security camera in his basement the day after the killing.

in Sports

Eagles release cornerback Cary Williams

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, right, and Philadelphia Eagles' Cary Williams meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Philadelphia. Seattle won 24-14.

The Philadelphia Eagles released cornerback Cary Williams. Williams was signed by the Eagles as a free agent in 2013 and started all 32 games over the last two seasons. He had five interceptions.

in Sports

Baseball tries to speed game up this spring

Detroit Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein delivers his first pitch of the second inning to Baltimore Orioles Jimmy Paredes, as a digital clock ticks down in center field, during a spring training exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Digital clocks, though some officials prefer to call them timers, have been installed in ballparks throughout the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues to keep the action moving.

Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules have begun with Tuesday's exhibition games in Arizona and Florida.

in Viral Videos, Weird

Police issue tickets for pizza, French fries

17-overlay2

Police in one New Hampshire town are rewarding residents for doing the right thing.

Bellingham Traffic