David Gilmour’s Wife Polly Samson Attacks ‘Megalomaniac’ Roger Waters

Roger Waters has been accused of being antisemitic for a long time. While facing the risk of having his Germany shows canceled due to these accusations, Waters now ignited another controversy — he gave an interview to Berliner Zeitung and stood up for Putin on the ongoing Russian-Ukraine war. Apparently, David Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, wasn’t pleased with his remarks — she slammed Waters in her recent tweet by calling him a ‘megalomaniac.’

Although he doesn’t accept that he’s an antisemitic, Roger Waters has been at risk of losing his Germany gigs due to such accusations. Frankfurt politicians, including Mayor Nargess Eskandari-Grünbergis, Uwe Becker, and Mike Josef, issued statements to call to cancel Waters’ May 28 concert in Frankfurt. Apparently, the musician has no intention of skipping his shows and is pissed off about the cancellation attempts.

In his recent tweet, Roger Waters wrote this was a smear campaign by the Israeli lobby. He also included his recent interview with Berliner Zeitung in the tweet. In the interview, Waters was asked whether he told Putin a gangster. As a response, he said something shocking: he admitted changing his mind about Putin in the last year. According to Waters, Putin’s thoughts make sense, and he isn’t a bigger gangster than the American politicians who invaded Vietnam or Iraq.

Following that, Waters argued that Putin launched an attack on Ukraine to stop the potential genocide of the Russian-speaking population living in Donbas and to fight Nazism. He then recalled exchanging letters with a Ukrainian girl, who argued there were no Nazis in Ukraine. According to Roger Waters, this was not true, and it was surprising the girl lived in Ukraine without knowing this.

Here is what Roger Waters wrote in his tweet:

“The truth will set us free. Against the backdrop of the outrageous and despicable smear campaign by the Israeli lobby to denounce me as an anti-semite, which I am not, never have been, and never will be.”

When told he called Putin a gangster in the interview, Roger Waters had said:

“Exactly, I did. But I may have changed my mind a little bit in the last year. There is a podcast from Cyprus called ‘The Duran.’ The hosts speak Russian and can read Putin’s speeches in the original. Their comments on it make sense to me.

The most important reason for supplying arms to Ukraine is surely profit for the arms industry. And I wonder: is Putin a bigger gangster than Joe Biden and all those in charge of American politics since World War II? I am not so sure. Putin didn’t invade Vietnam or Iraq? Did he?”

Waters then continued, revealing his thoughts on Putin’s attacks on Ukraine:

“He launched what he still calls a special military operation.’ He launched it on the basis of reasons that, if I have understood them well, are: 1. We want to stop the potential genocide of the Russian-speaking population of the Donbas. 2. We want to fight Nazism in Ukraine.

There is a teenage Ukrainian girl, Alina, with whom I exchanged long letters: ‘I hear you. I understand your pain.’ She answered me, thanked me, but stressed, I’m sure you’re wrong about one thing though, ‘I am 200% certain there are no Nazis in Ukraine.’ I replied again, ‘I’m sorry, Alina, but you are wrong about that. How can you live in Ukraine and not know?’”

Upon seeing Rogers Waters’ remarks, David Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, took to her Twitter to express her feelings. She attacked Waters for his thoughts on Putin and the ongoing Russian-Ukraine war and called him a ‘Putin apologist, lying, hypocritical, misogynistic antisemitic.’

Polly Samson’s comments on Roger Waters’ recent interview follows:

“Sadly, Roger Waters, you are antisemitic to your rotten core. Also, a Putin apologist and a lying, thieving, hypocritical, tax-avoiding, lip-synching, misogynistic, sick-with-envy megalomaniac. Enough of your nonsense.”

Apparently, Polly Samson wasn’t pleased with Roger Waters’ recent remarks on Putin. David Gilmour’s daughter-in-law is Ukrainian, and he made his stance clear about the war with numerous statements, calling out for Russian soldiers to stop this war with no winners. So, Polly’s reaction didn’t come as a surprise.