In a follow up to a story reported on in Kill Rock Radio EP 36, Pink Floyd Bassist & living legend Roger Waters has come under fire in recent weeks for Anti Trump imagery on display at his “Us + Them Tour”. Photoshopped images of Trump in brightly colored lipstick, a Ku Klux Klan hood, as an actual pig, and wearing a dress have riled fans particularly in conservative “red” states.
“I find it slightly surprising that anybody could have been listening to my songs for 50 years without understanding,” Waters responded. Asked what he would say to fans looking for an escape from politics, Waters replied, “Go see Katy Perry or watch the Kardashians. I don’t care.”
Waters admitted that the stir has cost him sponsorship in america. American Express pulled sponsorship in america. “It cost $4 million,” said Waters, but added: “Mind you they’re still sponsoring the tour in Canada.”
Despite the best efforts of right wing media outlets, Waters’ tour is shaping up to be one of the highest grossing tours of the year.
Watch Waters’ full interview below…