Elton John responds to Vladimir Putin’s LGBTQ comments – AOL
Elton 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.“Dear President Putin, 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…

Elton John released an announcement responding to Vladimir Putin’s interview the Monetary Times, accusing the Russian president of “hypocrisy” in the case of LGBTQ rights.

“Pricey President Putin, I used to be deeply upset after I be taught your recent interview within the Monetary Times. I strongly disagree along with your gape that pursuing insurance policies that include multicultural and sexual vary are inclined in our societies,” wrote John.

Putin, in a uncommon interview with international journalists, answered questions about matters such because the Syrian civil war, North Korean disarmament and the remark of liberalism. “The liberal idea has turn out to be inclined. It has come into warfare with the pursuits of the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants,” stated Putin within the interview. He claimed, “Used values are extra right and additional valuable for 1000’s and 1000’s of other folks than this liberal idea.”

Putin replied to what many critics judge to be draconian anti-LGBTQ insurance policies. He stated, “I am now not making an are attempting to insult any individual due to this of now we possess been condemned for our alleged homophobia. However we place now not possess any concern with LGBT other folks. God forbid, let them are living as they wish.” He endured, “However some things attain appear excessive to us. They claim now that younger other folks can play 5 – 6 gender roles.”

“Let everybody be happy, we place now not possess any concern with that,” he added. “However this mustn’t be allowed to overshadow the custom, traditions and aged family values of 1000’s and 1000’s of other folks making up the core inhabitants.”

John wrote in response, “I get duplicity in your comment that you just wish LGBT other folks to ‘be happy’ and that ‘we place now not possess any concern in that.’ Yet Russian distributors selected to closely censor my film ‘Rocketman’ by doing away with all references to my discovering fair happiness by my 25 year relationship with David and the raising of my two heavenly sons. This seems like hypocrisy to me.”

John used to be referring to Russian distributor’s removal of scenes with pleased intercourse and men kissing pursuant to Russian “homosexual propaganda” felony pointers.

The singer ended his letter: “I am proud to are living in a part of the realm the set our governments possess developed to envision the universal human correct to love whoever we desire. And I’m with out a doubt grateful for the advancement in authorities insurance policies that possess legally supported and allowed my marriage to David. This has brought us every ample comfort and happiness.”


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UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 22: Photo of Elton JOHN; First publicity pictures – in Hampstead (Photo by Val Wilmer/Redferns)

(NO SUB AGENCIES IN UK, FRANCE, HOLLAND, SWEDEN, FINLAND, JAPAN.) Elton John 1974 one day of Elton John File Photos 1970’s in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)

CIRCA 1971: Pop singer Elton John poses for a portrait wearing glasses in circa 1971. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1972: Pop singer Elton John poses for a portrait within the help of the curtain in circa 1972. (Photo by Robert Altman/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

English singer-songwriter and pianist Elton John, London, 1973. (Photo By Michael Putland/Getty Images)

English pop singer Elton John in a white jacket and rococco spectacles one day of a photoshoot at his dwelling for his 1974 Ample Hits album, 1974. (Photo by Terry O’Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1974: Pop singer Elton John performs onstage at the piano wearing a huge fuzzy hat in circa 1974. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

UNSPECIFIED – OCTOBER 01: Photo of Elton JOHN (Photo by Robert Knight Archive/Redferns)

LONDON – 1975: Elton John performs in live performance circa 1975 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1977: Pop singer Elton John performs with Kiki Dee in circa 1977. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Singer Olivia Newton-John and musician Elton John help the ‘Grease’ Premiere Party on June thirteen, 1978 at Studio 54 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Musician Elton John performs onstage, Chicago, Illinois, September 5, 1980. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

SHEPPERTON – JUNE 1981: Elton John at Shepperton Studios shut to London on 1st June 1981 one day of the filming of a videogram for his album The Fox. (Photo by Brian Cooke/Redferns)

English pop necessary person, Elton John, performing in a vibrant costume at the Hammersmith Odeon. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

TUNISIA – MARCH 31: Night birthday party ‘Cartier’ in El Kantaoui in Tunisia on March 31th,1983 – Elton John used to be overwhelmed when’ cartier’ offered him its latest gold Plated solar glasses which he is now not wearing here. (Photo by Laurent MAOUS/Gamma-Rapho by scheme of Getty Images)

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MAY 6: Elton John performs on stage, with at Watford flag on his piano, at Ahoy on 6th May maybe maybe well doubtless 1984 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)

LONDON – MAY 1985: Pop singer Elton John poses for a portrait in a film studio in May maybe maybe well doubtless 1985 in London, England. (Photo by David Corio/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Elton John and Joan Collins one day of Elton John and Joan Collins at Langan’s Brasserie at Langan’s Brasserie in London, Immense Britain. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – OCT 22: Elton John and Donatella Versace help the Spacious Opening of Planet Hollywood on October 22, 1991 in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/IMAGES/Getty Images)

Elizabeth Taylor and Elton John within the help of the curtain sooner than Elton John performs at Shea Stadium on August 21, 1992 in New York City.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Singer and composer Elton John stands subsequent to commemorative showcase marking his document-breaking performance 28 November, 2001, at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York. John will carry out his 53rd save at the Backyard on 28 November, breaking the old document of fifty two performances held by the Grateful Pointless since 1994. John’s first live performance used to be on 23 September, 1973. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit score would maybe maybe well possess to silent be taught STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Musician Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice help the 67th Annual Academy Awards on March 27, 1995 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

MODENA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 06: The listing presentations opera singer Luciano Pavarotti (R) with Sir Elton John one day of the 1996 Pavarotti & Company charity live performance, in Modena, Italy. The Opera Considerable person Luciano Pavarotti has died at the age of Seventy one at his dwelling in Modena, Italy at 5am local time on September 6, 2007. He used to be recognized with pancreatic most cancers closing year. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO — Episode 1229 — Pictured: Musical customer Elton John performs on September 22, 1997 — (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank by scheme of Getty Images)

Jim Carrey, Mariah Carey and Elton John (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)

Elton John & Billie Jean king one day of Fracture Hits with Billie Jean King and Elton John at Philips Enviornment in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. (Photo by R. Diamond/WireImage)

MILAN, ITALY – DECEMBER 16: Elton John performs at Datch forum on December 16, 2003 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Morena Brengola/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – AUGUST 09: Elton John performs on Day three of the eighth Annual Outside Lands Competition at Golden Gate Park on August 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)

Singer Elton John performs at the Hillary Victory Fund “I am With Her” motivate live performance for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Radio City Music Corridor within the Long island borough of New York City, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Musician Elton John performs at a live performance in Twickenham in London, Britain June three, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Corridor

Musician Elton John performs at a live performance in Twickenham in London, Britain June three, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Corridor

Singer Elton John speaks on the crimson carpet one day of the commemoration of the Elton John AIDS Foundation twenty fifth year tumble gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, in New York, U.S. November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Singer Elton John performs sooner than asserting his closing “Farewell Yellow Brick Toll road” tour in Long island, New York, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

sixtieth Annual Grammy Awards ? Demonstrate ? New York, U.S., 28/01/2018 ? Elton John and Miley Cyrus carry out “Small Dancer.” REUTERS/Lucas Jackson



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