Unabashed Heterophobe (paulnolan) wrote in ontd_political,
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Elton John's choice words for boycotting musicians

Elton John didn't mince words in slamming his fellow musicians for boycotting Arizona over the controversial SB 1070 immigration law. From the stage at his sold-out Tucson Arena concert Thursday night, John savored a few choice, not-so-family-friendly words:

"We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona. I have read that some of the artists won't come here. They are (expletive)wits! Let's face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what's the (expletive) with these people?"

John has never been one to cave into political pressure from his musical colleagues. He ignored an artist boycott of Israel in June over the flotilla fiasco and played a show in Tel Aviv. He also played Rush Limbaugh's latest wedding reception in early June, which drew the ire of gays and lesbians. Limbaugh is vehemently anti-gay marriage; John is married to his longtime partner David Furnish.

Source: Arizona Daily Star (via Towleroad)

Yeah, Elton... the only fuckwit around here is you. At least RAtM, Gogol Bordello etc. actually have principles, whereas you've shown time and again all you care about is the money.

More information on the Arizona boycott.
Tags: arizona, music
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