Nikki Sixx Sends A Message To “Sensitive” Pink Floyd Fans
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The classic cover of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon with the iconic beam of light touching upon a prism and turning into a rainbow has recently caused confusion among people.
The use of a rainbow on the logo which has been existing for around 50 years was the reason why some accused the band of being ‘woke’. This issue made Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx say something about it on Twitter.
It all started when Pink Floyd stated that they would release a box set of The Dark Side of the Moon, which will be available to fans in a few months, to commemorate the famous album’s 50th anniversary. The band then updated its profile photo on social media pages to coincide with both the album’s release and its anniversary.
As a result, some people find the band’s use of the rainbow offensive and accuse them of being “woke” and sympathetic to the LGBTQ+ community. Pink Floyd’s new profile photo has received a lot of negative comments from people who claim they won’t purchase the reissue since the band placed a rainbow on their logo.
It wasn’t until later that Sixx tweeted to address the issue. When the musician heard about people’s complaints over Pink Floyd’s new profile photo on their social media accounts and read their statements, he wrote:
“People are too sensitive these days.”
Even though the album has been in circulation for 50 years now and is already a classic in the rock scene, it appears that some people are only now becoming aware of the prism-reflecting rainbow on the cover and putting other meaning to it.