MLB Halts Roger Waters Ads After Advocacy Group’s Criticism

Major League Baseball said they would stop running promotions for Roger Watersupcoming North American tour following criticism from Jewish advocacy groups.

As part of an ad buy by AEG/Concerts West, advertisements for tickets to Waters’ This Is Not a Drill trek were shown on MLB platforms. This drew the ire of Jewish organizations like B’nai B’rith, which has been critical of Waters for his support of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.

A representative for Waters declined to comment on the matter. AEG did not immediately respond to Rolling Stone‘s request for comment.

Waters’ views on Israel “far exceed the boundaries of civil discourse,” the organization wrote in a letter to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred earlier this month.

“B’nai Brith is saddened and outraged that baseball – the sport of Jackie Robinson, Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax, and Roberto Clemente – would use its online resources to publicize an individual with an alarming history of anti-Semitic hatred.”

Major League Baseball initially said they would respond to B’nai B’rith in private, and on Saturday the league confirmed to the Associated Press that “there are…

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