American Express pulls Roger Waters’ $4 million sponsorship over anti-Israel views

 

(JNS.org) Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has reportedly suffered a large financial setback for his upcoming North American tour over his anti-Israel views.

Roger Waters. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. 

American Express has declined to spend up to $4 million to sponsor Waters’ 2017 US + Them North American tour, the New York Post reported.

“Roger is putting on a huge show,” a source at American Express told the Post. “The company was asked to sponsor his tour for $4 million, but pulled out because it did not want to be part of his anti-Israel rhetoric.”

Waters has been one of the most vocal figures behind the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. He’s often on the forefront in pressuring other musicians and artists to boycott performing in Israel due to its policies with the Palestinians. 

Posted on October 28, 2016 .