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US calls Roger Waters ‘anti-Semitic’ after Nazi costume furor – Yahoo! News

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The US government on Tuesday joined the accusations of anti-Semitism lodged against Roger Waters after the rock legend wore a Nazi-style uniform at a Berlin concert in what he called a statement against fascism.

Berlin police are investigating whether the Pink Floyd cofounder, a vocal critic of Israel, incited hatred through the May concert in which he wore a long, black coat with armbands.

The State Department weighed in by saying that the concert “contained imagery that is deeply offensive to Jewish people and minimized the Holocaust.”

“The artist in question has a long track record of using anti-Semitic tropes to denigrate Jewish people,” the State Department said in written response to questions.

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