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July 27, 2010

Elton John Slams Arizona Boycott

CCHQ awarded Elton John our Good Guy Award last month because he stands out as a genuinely swell guy in a debauched business known for its low lifes.  He’s against gay marriage, and is more than happy with civil unions.  He’s slammed his fellow artists for boycotting Israel.  He famously performed at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding despite the Liberal outcry.  He’s befriended and performed with Enimen, the rapper not exactly known for his PC attitudes about gays.  And now this.

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.


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