Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd (and probably now considered a terrorist in America due to his anti-government lyrics), announced that he recently turned down a huge offer from Facebook, who wanted to use one of his songs in an advertisement.
The song Facebook, wanted to use (to promote Instagram) was "Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2", which boasts the line "we don't need no thought control." And that's absolutely ironic as can be.
The stage for Waters' announcement was gorgeous, as well: he was at an event held in support of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, which was a perfect setting.
They want to use the song to "make Facebook and Instagram even bigger and more powerful than it already is so that it can continue to censor all of us in this room and prevent this story about Julian Assange getting out to the general public," Waters mentions during the event.
Here's the video, and below I'll type it out for you incase you're at work or around one of your snowflake liberal friends [also, language warning]:
[This is] a request for the rights to use my song, "Another Brick in the Wall 2" in the making of a film to promote Instagram. So it's a missive from Mark Zuckerberg to me, right—arrived this morning—with an offer of a huge amount of money. And the answer is [flowerbed] you! No [flowerbedding] way. And I only mention that because this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. So, those of us who do have any power, and I do have a little bit, in terms of the control of the publishing of my songs I do anyways. So I will not be a party to this [bullbird] Zuckerberg.
So Roger Waters ain't havin' it. Not in the slightest.
And that makes me so incredibly happy because this shows me that not Republicans, not conservatives, but THE PEOPLE... ARE WINNING.
Waters gets slightly more upset toward the end of this vid, and goes on to mention FaceMash, an app created by Zuckerberg before he invented Facebook:
How did this little prick who started off by saying, 'She's pretty, we'll give her a four out of five. She's ugly, we'll give her a one.' How did he get power in anything? And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world."
So yeah, Zuck... if you're gonna try to get someone's song for one of your ads, try looking for someone who doesn't hate techno-fascism with a passion.