Thursday, March 22, 2007

"Stand up for your love rights" says Elton

Elton John has written a column for the New Statesman calling on people to stand up to bigots and homophobes:

Sir Elton John has called on people to "shout back" against homophobic abuse, "whether the bigot is in our local pub or a thousand miles away".

People were persecuted all over the world "just because of who they love and who they make love to".

"We should all stand up and speak out for... basic human rights.

"In some countries, my voice would have been drowned out. Maybe even stamped out.

"Men and women are persecuted and attacked every day all over the world, just because of who they love and who they make love to."


Franco said...

Who needs to stamp out Elton's message when it's published in a magazine with a readership smaller than the liner notes on Robbie William's last album?

Anonymous said...

wait... didn't Elton do a duet with Eminem? How is Eminem not a homophobe?

Webbo said...

Anonymous, Elton didn't say "ignore" homophobes - he said "shout back" at them. Or in his case, sing back. Sharing a stage with Eminem struck me as a bit of a coup for Elton.

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