The co-founder of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters has taken Instagram to encourage his fans from Venezuela to vote in the upcoming Parliamentary elections, however, some of them animadverted Waters for supporting Maduro’s regime.
As you might know, the polemical 2020 Venezuelan parliamentary election, which is set for December 6, 2020, divided both the media and the citizens there. It has been majorly argued that, under Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s once oil-rich economy has collapsed.
Millions of people in Venezuela, who haven’t fled the country to search for jobs yet, live from hand to mouth. Though back in January 2019, Juan Guaidó, federal deputy to the National Assembly, challenged Nicolás Maduro’s presidency and gave hope to people, his popularity has drastically decreased throughout time.
Now as the opposition to the Maduro’s regime is boycotting the vote, the son of Maduro, Nicolás Maduro Guerra, is pretty likely to gain one of 277 seats in the National Assembly on Sunday, according to the recent debates on media.
Amid the chaos surrounding the Venezuelan parliamentary election, Roger Waters’ message to urge his followers from Venezuela to vote drew quite an attention. While some of his fans congratulated his act, some of them blamed him for supporting a dictatorship in Venezuela by asking for people to vote.
Here’s what Roger Waters said in his latest Instagram post:
“Viva Venezuela 🇻🇪!!! December 6th Vote.”
A fan of Waters has appeared on the comment section to express his disappointment over the musician’s message and said:
“More power to Maduro’s regime? No, No, No… Do you support incompetent, corrupt politicians? So sad. 😢”
Another fan has pointed on the same issue by saying:
“Unforgivable. Supporting Maduro makes me wonder how much you really know about what you preach. I feel obliged to reconsider your entire legacy.
Please don’t put me in this position. I will give you the benefit of the doubt. Just recognize you have no idea what you’re talking about.”
Meanwhile, another fan commented as:
“Thank you Waters. ❤️”
You can see the post below.