Elton John Criticizes Putin over LGBT Comments

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Elton John Criticizes Putin over LGBT Comments

Sir Elton John slammed the latest remarks made by Russian president Vladimir Putin regarding the LGBT community, accusing him of “hypocrisy”.

The iconic singer said that he was "deeply upset" by Putin's comments during an interview with the Financial Times in which he said that liberalism "must not be allowed to overshadow the culture, traditions and traditional family values of millions of people".

The Russian president told the newspaper that he was "not trying to insult anyone" and wanted to "let everyone be happy", but stressed that "some things do appear excessive to us".

"I strongly disagree with your view that pursuing policies that embrace multicultural and sexual diversity are obsolete in our societies," Elton John tweeted in an address to Putin.

"I find duplicity in your comment that you want LGBT people to 'be happy' and that 'we have no problem in that',” he stressed.

"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,” he added.

Source: Kataeb.org