Pink Floyd’s The Darkish Aspect of the Moon has sported a rainbow on its cowl for 50 years, because the cowl, ahem, depicts a prism refracting gentle. Nonetheless, when the band posted an tailored model of this iconography to its Fb to have fun the album’s anniversary, many faux followers took the rainbow as an indication of Pink Floyd’s assist for homosexual rights, and so they weren’t comfortable about it.
“Lose the rainbow, you’re making your self look silly,” one consumer commented, whereas one other demanded “equal illustration” on the band’s web page with a “straight flag.” “From this second I don’t hearken to this band,” a 3rd commenter threatened. Thankfully, nonetheless, information of the anti-woke mob swarming Pink Floyd’s remark part has prompted the band’s extra cheap followers to fireplace again, stating the truth that the paintings isn’t a political assertion. (In fact, Pink Floyd have at all times been a decidedly political band, including one other layer of irony to the homophobia.)
“A few of you took ‘We don’t want no schooling’ a bit of too critically,” one fan commented, referencing the Pink Floyd music “One other Brick within the Wall.” “I don’t like this new brand. The 50 makes me really feel outdated,” one other joked. At this level, the unique Fb put up is extra inundated with jokes about Boomers yelling at clouds than the conservative hysteria itself, however Travis Ackers supplied a roundup of a number of the put up’s stupidest feedback, which you’ll be able to take a look at beneath.
For anybody extra curious about listening to Pink Floyd’s music than complaining in regards to the liberal agenda, the band will difficulty a remastered deluxe The Darkish Aspect of the Moon field set on March twenty fourth. The package deal contains the enduring album remastered on each CD and vinyl, blu-ray and DVD audio of the file, CD and vinyl of a 1974 Wembley efficiency, a 76-page music e book, and extra. Pre-orders are ongoing.
Pink Floyd up to date their profile image to have fun the fiftieth anniversary of the Darkish Aspect of the Moon, and the replies are… one thing. pic.twitter.com/e4zNZ2KGOS
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) January 20, 2023