Elton John pens note to Vladimir Putin, says he's 'deeply upset' following LGBTQ comments
Elton John took to Instagram on Friday (June 28) to reflect on some comments Vladimir Putin made in an interview with the Financial Times.
In the discussion, the Russian president stated that liberalism has become "obsolete." “Traditional values are more stable and more important for millions of people than this liberal idea," he explained.On policies critics claim to be anti-LGBTQ, Putin said, "We have no problem with LGBT persons. God forbid, let them live as they wish. But some things do appear excessive to us. They claim now that children can play five or six gender roles.”
“Let everyone be happy, we have no problem with that,” he continued. “But this must not be allowed to overshadow the culture, traditions and traditional family values of millions of people making up the core population.”In reponse, John wrote a lengthy message alongside a photo of himself, his husband David Furnish and their two sons with the word "censored" across the center. "I was deeply upset when I read your recent interview in the Financial Times. I strongly disagree with your view that pursuing policies that embrace multicultural and sexual diversity are obsolete in our societies," he wrote. "I find duplicity in your comment that you want LGBT people to 'be happy' and that 'we have no problem in that'. Yet Russian distributors chose to heavily censor my film 'Rocketman' by removing all references to my finding true happiness through my 25 year relationship with David and the raising of my two beautiful sons. This feels like hypocrisy to me."
The legendary singer refers to the Russian distributors' removal of Rocketman scenes portraying gay sex and kissing. "I am proud to live in a part of the world where our governments have evolved to recognise the universal human right to love whoever we want," he continued. "And I’m truly grateful for the advancement in government policies that have allowed and legally supported my marriage to David. This has brought us both tremendous comfort and happiness." headtopics.comRead more: billboard »
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Elton John Responds to Vladimir Putin LGBT Comments: 'This Feels Like Hypocrisy''I find duplicity in your comment that you want LGBT people to 'be happy' and that 'we have no problem in that,'' the singer added, referring to a recent interview the Russian president gave. eltonofficial Says Elton john who says he has no problem with muslim immigrants flooding the UK... you know...the ones who would throw him off a high building for being homosexual eltonofficial Well of course Putin is a tyrant what do you expect. Meanwhile, longtime Elton drummer Charlie Morgan was accepting of transgender award winning singer Bralalalala,expressing interest to play on her albums but couldn’t deal with the drama surrounding the singer due to being trans eltonofficial Well of course Putin is a tyrant what do you expect. Meanwhile, longtime Elton drummer Charlie Morgan was accepting of transgender award winning singer Bralalalala,expressing interest to play on her albums but couldn’t deal with the drama surrounding the singer due to being trans
Elton John Responds to Vladimir Putin’s Comments on LGBTQ Rights After ‘Rocketman’ CensorshipElton John released a statement responding to Vladimir Putin’s interview the Financial Times, accusing the Russian president of “hypocrisy” when it comes to LGBTQ rights. “D… Poor Nikita
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Elton John Calls Out Putin Claim That Russia Has “No Problem” With LGBT People, Cites ‘Rocketman’ CensorshipElton John is calling out Russian President Vladimir Putin’s disingenuous statements about gay rights by noting that Russian film distributors heavily censored Rocketman “by removing al… Fucking Sir Elton is tougher on Putin in the service of box office than our Prez is about anything else. And I think Pussy Riot and Olympic Athletes would disagree too. Well, only stupid people believe what Russia says considering everybody can see what they actually do.
HuffPost is now a part of Oathi dont think thats hypocrisy ....sounds like tolerance Democrats are obsessed with Russia He's right. Morality and normalcy play a more vital role in society than depravity.
https://people.com/Get the latest news about celebrities, royals, music, TV, and real people. Find exclusive content, including photos and videos, on PEOPLE.com. What a horrible loss to the world. What a horrible family tragedy. Can't believe it's 20 years. He was only 38. I wonder what he could been...he def had a bright future. 😢 Such a beautiful icon. Definitely buying this one! I was just in a restaurant in NYC and the waitor said his favorite person to wait on in the 30 years at the restaurant was JFK Jr. he said the most endearing things about him.