Dead in the Waters?
Pink Floyd co-founder and perennial pot-stirrer Roger Waters rocked the boat yet again after claiming that he’s on a Ukrainian “kill list” over his controversial political views on the ongoing Russo-Ukraine war. The 79-year-old English rocker dropped the bombshell conspiracy theory during an interview with Rolling Stone.
“Don’t forget, I’m on a kill list that is supported by the Ukrainian government,” declared Waters, who has repeatedly blamed Ukraine and the west for instigating the conflict. In September, the “Another Brick in the Wall” singer wrote an open letter to Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska in which he criticized “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine for having “set your country on the path to this disastrous war.” He also criticized the west for supplying Ukraine with weapons, even labelling President Joe Biden a “war criminal” who is “just getting started.”
Waters, who’s also blamed NATO for the war, believes his inflammatory opinions have put him in the crosshairs of Ukrainian state assassins. “I’m on the f–king list, and they’ve killed people recently,” the Grammy winner insisted. “But when they kill you, they write liquidated across your picture.”
“Well, I’m one of those f–king pictures,” added Waters, who recently cancelled several concerts in Poland amid backlash over his war remarks.
Waters added that he found it odd that many of his most vocal online critics allegedly boast Ukraine-based IP addresses. “It’s amazing how often when I’ve done the hunt and hunted it down, it (the website) is da, da, da.ukraine.org,” he said, concocting a hypothetical Ukrainian web address.