In a recent interview to The Guardian in hopes of derailing the ever growing backlash against his upcoming Russian concert, Elton John shamelessly tried to spin his appearance by sating that he’s going to play Moscow despite all boycotts because he “can’t leave those people on their own without going over there and supporting them.”
“I’m supposed to be going to Moscow in December,” he says. “I’ve got to go. And I’ve got to think about what I’m going to say very carefully. There’s two avenues of thought: do you stop everyone going, ban all the artists coming in from Russia? But then you’re really leaving the men and women who are gay and suffering under the anti-gay laws in an isolated situation. As a gay man, I can’t leave those people on their own without going over there and supporting them. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’ve got to go.”
I think it would be say that since he’s NOT doing a free concert to show that his motivation is truly for supporting the LGBT people of Russia that his real intention is to pad his enormous pocketbook.
Tghe only people Sir Elton is supporting is himself.
But what can one expect from someone who could justify singing at homophobe Rush Limbaugh’s latest wedding and who performed repeatedly in South Africa during the height of the apartheid era.
Elton John would sell his mother for a quid.
Oh and by the way Elton, all your music has sucked since Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboys.