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Pink Floyd Floats Black Pig Balloon with Star of David and Regime Symbols

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by InTheLight, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. InTheLight

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    British rock star Roger Waters has been criticised by Jewish groups after a pig-shaped balloon featuring the Star of David was released into the sky during a recent concert in Belgium. As well as the Star of David, it also featured symbols of organisations and regimes from around the world.

    "I came to the concert because I really like his music, without any connection to his political stance toward Israel,” Alon Onfus Asif, an Israeli living in Belgium told Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot. “And I had a lot of fun, until I noticed the Star of David, on the inflatable pig. That was the only religious-national symbol which appeared among other symbols for fascism, dictatorships and oppression of people. Waters crossed the line and gave expression to an anti-Semitic message, beyond all his messages of anti-militancy.”

    Next to the Star of David, on the wild pig balloon, there was also a sign of oil conglomerate Shell, and a graffiti message stating, ‘Everything will be okay, just keep consuming,’ and ‘What’s wrong with people?’” Yediot reported further, calling the incident “a blatantly anti-Semitic display.”

    The pig's hind quarters appear to feature a silhouette of a man giving a Nazi salute.