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The Pink Floyd rockers Roger Waters and David Gilmour have been in a bitter feud for decades, and it just escalated in a big way over their contrasting views on the war in Ukraine.

Gilmour’s Wife Calls Waters ‘Anti-Semitic’

Gilmour took to Twitter on Monday to back up his wife Polly Samson, a novelist and lyricist, after she launched an attack on Waters.

Sadly @rogerwaters you are antisemitic to your rotten core,” she wrote. “Also a Putin apologist and a lying, thieving, hypocritical, tax-avoiding, lip-synching,misogynistic, sick-with-envy, megalomaniac. Enough of your nonsense.”

“Every word demonstrably true,” Gilmour added as he retweeted his wife.

Waters fired back by issuing a statement saying that he “is aware of the incendiary and wildly inaccurate comments made about him on Twitter by Polly Samson which he refutes entirely. He is currently taking advice as to his position.”

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Waters Sounds Off

This comes after Waters, 79, gave an interview in which called into question the U.S. helping Ukraine in the nation’s war with Russia.

“The most important reason for supplying arms to Ukraine is surely profit for the arms industry,” Waters said. “And I wonder: is Putin a bigger gangster than Joe Biden and all those in charge of American politics since World War II.”

Waters went on to say that he thinks that Russia’s “special military operation” against Ukraine was carried out to retaliate against an alleged genocide of Russian-speaking populations in Ukraine’s Donbas region. He also said that the west has been “brainwashed” and Vladimir Putin’s invasion is the “most provoked invasion ever.” 

“I think if the U.S. can convince its own citizens and you and many other people, that Russia is the real enemy, and that Putin is the new Hitler they will have an easier time stealing from the poor to give to the rich and also starting and promoting more wars, like this proxy war in Ukraine,” he said.

“What everyone in the West is being told is the ‘unprovoked invasion’ narrative. Huh? Anyone with half a brain can see that the conflict in Ukraine was provoked beyond all measure,” Waters added. “It is probably the most provoked invasion ever.”

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Ukraine Responds

Ukrainian Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya responded by pointing out that Pink Floyd was banned by the Soviet Union decades ago for protesting against the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan.

“It is ironic, if not hypocritical, that Mr Waters attempts now to whitewash another invasion,” Kyslytsya told The Guardian. “How sad for his former fans to see him accepting the role of just another brick in the wall – the wall of Russian disinformation and propaganda.”

“Keep strumming the guitar, Mr Waters,” the ambassador continued. “It suits you more than lecturing the security council on how to do its job. No flying pigs here, please.”

The Los Angeles Times reported that Waters and Gilmour have been feuding ever since the 1980s, when the former left Pink Floyd and tried to sue to stop the band from using that name. Though this court battle was settled a few years later, Waters and Gilmour have continued to publicly feud in the decades since then. 

Given their latest war on social media, fans of Pink Floyd should not expect the band to be reuniting anytime soon. 

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