Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters got political this past week. Not that this is a surprise or a first for Waters. This time he spoke at the United Nations Security Council meeting, per a request from Russian officials. In the meeting he said, “The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation was illegal and I condemn it in the strongest possible terms,” Waters said. “Also, the Russian invasion was not unprovoked, so I also condemn the provocateurs in the strongest possible terms. There – that’s got that out of the way.” He then went on to say, “In our opinion, the only sensible option is to call for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine – no ifs, no buts, no ands. Not one more Ukrainian or Russian life is to be spent, not one – they are all precious in our eyes.”
The meeting itself was being held to discuss arms being delivered to Ukraine as they continue to defend themselves against Russia. Rogers has made a clear stance against war, and we don’t think there is anyone out there who isn’t tired of lives being lost there. However, how does that man not see that Russia asking him to give his stance on not wanting to give Ukraine anymore weapons is only to benefit them? We doubt this was coming from a desire for a peaceful end to this war but to have an advantage over Ukraine. To say that Ukraine provoked Russia is an insult. We all watched them be ambushed and have to defend themselves as the underdog.
Celebrities have a platform and money to make a difference. They should absolutely use it. It’s powerful when they go outside of their craft for the good of others. However, they should also make sure they aren’t being used as a puppet by Putin before they do so.