Elton John's new bff:
Illustration: Rex Lameray
Elton John has sunk pretty low in the past. His constant pandering to a vicious and notorious bigot like the untalented Eminem was a sad example of throwing middle class and poor queers under the bus in order to pander to the homophobes who run the recording companies.
However, Elton John really took things to a bizarre extreme this time. (MSNBC 6/7/10)
Singer Elton John received a $1 million fee to perform in front of 400 guests celebrating radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh's fourth wedding Saturday night, People Magazine reports.
Limbaugh has been one of the most strident heterosexist bigots in this country for decades. John's latest betrayal makes me laugh at anyone who thinks that he is an activist for the lgbt community. He has made it clear that the only queer he really cares about is Elton John.
I never thought much of the idea of celebrities as role models. The only meaningful role models are those people can know and interact with in person. However, John certainly sends a disturbing message to queers who are growing up in the US and the UK. He's basically saying that our purpose for existence is to amuse people who hate us and want us dead.
What's next? Will Elton John treat us all to a public display of licking Fred Phelps' boots?
I could boycott the sellout, but it would be an empty gesture. I never buy Elton John's crappy music anyway. He's on the same level as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in the tedious and schmaltzy department.