Ex-Pink Floyd Bassist Roger Waters Said to Be Feeling Economic Pinch Over Anti-Israel Advocacy
Ex-Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters is feeling an economic pinch due to his vehement anti-Israel advocacy, the New York Post’s Page Six reported on Thursday.
According to the report, American Express declined to sponsor Waters’ 2017 “Us + Them” North American Tour due to his stance on Israel.
A source at the New York City-headquartered financial services firm told Page Six, “The company was asked to sponsor his tour for $4 million, but pulled out because it did not want to be part of his anti-Israel rhetoric.”
An American Express spokeswoman told Page Six, “We never committed to sponsoring Roger Waters’ upcoming tour. When we were approached with the options, we passed on making a bid.” The tour, Page Six reported, will instead be sponsored by Citigroup.
In recent years, Waters has criticized Israel’s West Bank security barrier, and became a vocal BDS proponent.