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He’s a rocket banned

Are you sitting down? No? Well sit down. This may be hard for you to swallow (pun intended)...Elton John is gay. There, we’ve said it. As well as being gay the national treasure has never been one to mince his words but unfortunately for some of Egyptian fans his choice of words appear to got him into a terrible pickle.

According to an alleged interview in Parade magazine Elton spoke out about the treatment of homosexuals in Middle Eastern countries saying; ‘I don't know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East - you're as good as dead.’ In the article he also went on to describe Jesus as a ‘super-intelligent gay man’.

Mounir al-Wasimi, the head of Egypt's Musician Union who sanctioned the ban revealed his reasoning saying; ‘a homosexual who wants to ban religions, claimed that the prophet Issa (Jesus) was gay and calls for Middle Eastern countries to allow gays to have sexual freedom’.

It’s not known if his one off gig on 18th May will be rescheduled or not.

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