By: Gary Graff
Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli has changed her tune about being featured as part of Roger Waters' live presentation of Pink Floyd's "The Wall."
Refaeli initially pronounced herself "honored" that her image was part of the video content in Waters' show. But now she wants out because of Waters' outspoken pro-Palestinian stance and his calls for a cultural boycott against Israel; Refaeli recently tweeted, in Hebrew, "Roger Waters, you better take my picture off of the video art at your shows. If you're boycotting -- go all the way."
Waters has not yet responded to Refaeli's request.
The rocker has also been criticized for slapping a Jewish star on the inflatable pig that floats above the crowds during the concert, though he's denied that he is anti-Semitic.
Waters previously told us that he's come to view "The Wall," which was released in 1979 and presented live by Pink Floyd in 1980, as more than just the story of an alienated rock star:
"I started to think, 'Y'know, maybe there is something in the story of 'The Wall,' which is about this kind of youngish guy who is so fearful that he inures himself, his defenses are so powerful because his feelings of inadequacy and so on and so forth which is, as you know the basic kind of structure emotionally that runs through the original piece. I thought, 'I wonder if this could be seen as an allegory for the way nations behave towards one another, or religions behave towards one another?' -- i.e., could the piece be developed to describe a more, a broader, more universal condition than we did in 1980 and I did in 1990 in Berlin?"
Waters has been playing "The Wall" with his own band since 2010 and is currently on tour with the production in Europe.
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