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Roger Waters facing backlash from German Jews

Aug 29, 2013 | 10:55pm EDT

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 (13), 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 (Aug13). Now Jewish leaders in Germany have called on followers to snub Waters' performance in Dusseldorf on 6 September (13) 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.

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