On Nov. 28, 2012, Forbes released a report on the 25 highest paid musicians of the year. Ironically enough, four of this year’s top earners were outspoken supporters of the Occupy Wall Street Movement last year. Apparently they didn’t see hypocrisy of being a top earner in an industry while speaking out against other top earners.
Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters’s billing at the SXSW music festival may is in jeopardy after his history of radical lefty and antisemitic activism. Algemeiner.com reported that several Jewish groups have called on the famous Austin, Texas, film and music festival folks to reconsider showcasing an interview with the legendary classic rock musician.
It was the year of the F-bomb -- every single one of them aimed at the president of the United States. It’s been 12 months since the 2016 election and already at least 63 of the angriest Hollywood elites -- A-listers, has-beens, teen stars, rappers, and wannabes alike -- have delivered a collective middle finger to the president.
Roger Waters thinks Trump is “a piggy bank of war.” And he’s planning to tell the country. The former Pink Floyd bassist and singer decided to take down Trump as a “despot, dictator, thief and ne’er do well” in his concert show “Us + Them,” set to tour the States. In the past, his lyrics have been aimed at Trump but at the same time, he has never reached this level of extreme political protest before. In a Rolling Stone review of the rehearsal, his antics were referenced to as “stunning.”
Occupy Wall Street attacks income inequality and the richest 1 percent, adopting as its slogan ''we are the 99 percent.'' In October, its protesters staged a ''millionaires march' 'in New York City, parading to the homes of wealthy citizens such as Rupert Murdoch and David Koch. But only some riches bother the Occupiers, who have ignored the massive wealth of celebrities in their own ranks.
The top 25 richest celebrities supporting Occupy Wall Street, according to the website Celebrity Net Worth, possess a combined net worth just over $4 billion.