Roger Waters, one of the founding members of Pink Floyd refused Mark Zuckerburg's "huge" offer to use one of the band's song in an Instagram advertisement, calling him "one of the most powerful idiots in the world."
The song in question is Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick in the Wall' which was written by Roger Waters.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent an email to the legendary musician who decided to read the letter in an event, reports Insider.
"It arrived this morning, with an offer for a huge, huge amount of money," Waters said at a recent pro-Julian Assange event. "And the answer is, 'F--k you. No f--in' way.'"
The singer said, "I only mention this because this is an insidious movement of theirs to take over absolutely everything. I will not be a party to this bull---t"
"You think, 'How did this little prick, who started off by saying, 'She is pretty, we'll give her a 4 out of 5,' 'She's ugly, we'll give her a 1,' how the f**k did he get any power in anything?" Waters wondered. "And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world."
Far Out Magazine previously reported that the band refused to allow their music to be used for any advertisements that weren't for a "good cause."
Waters said the company wanted to "make Facebook and Instagram more powerful than it already is...so that it can continue to censor all of us in this room and prevent this story about Julian Assange getting out into the general public so the general public can go, 'What? No. No More.'"
He also took a shot at Zuckerberg by referencing FaceMash, an app created before Facebook to rate the appearance of women at Harvard, where Zuckerberg went to school.
"Another Brick in the Wall" was first released in 1979 on Pink Floyd's rock opera 'The Wall'. Apart from being a protest song against abusive schooling, the piece is often regarded as a countercultural manifesto against the depersonalization of an individual in society