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Watch: Elton John Surrogacy Birth Mocked in Video; Post Calls Furnish Elton's 'Wife'


Taiwan's Next Media Animation offensively depicts Elton John and David Furnish as leather-wearing disciplinarians who wrestle a surrogate to the floor to get her baby only after their attempt to steal an infant from the Ukraine fails.

In related news, the NY Post called David Furnish Elton's "wife" (see below).

The Daily Mail's Andrew Pierce, who is adopted, slammed Elton:

"I can’t help feeling that his decision to become a father is another grotesque act of selfishness from Sir Elton, and that the child is a little Christmas bauble he and his partner have awarded themselves. How telling it is that he was born on Christmas Day. [snip] He [Sir Elton] is also an aging, pampered, self-indulgent millionaire — look at the absurd names he and Furnish have given the poor child, for heaven’s sake! And it is the nagging suspicion that Elton — a man who is by nature an obsessive — has simply acquired a son to satisfy his latest fixation that I find repellent."

Watch the NMA video, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Don't they eat puppies in Taiwan?

    Posted by: Jasun | Dec 30, 2010 9:36:08 AM


    Posted by: THE QUEEN | Dec 30, 2010 9:58:10 AM

  3. That video is appalling for Taiwan and its people. The only benefit we gain by it's being on YouTube is to be appalled by homophobia in general. YouTube's classless, public comment section consistently shines a glaring light on the cowardly people of this ilk. For that I am grateful. For them, I am sad: THEIR LIVES ARE THEIR PUNISHMENT.

    Posted by: David Morgan | Dec 30, 2010 10:06:37 AM

  4. When the Chinese government comes with guns to reunify Formosa with the Mainland, let's just watch the show.

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Dec 30, 2010 10:14:52 AM

  5. Frankly, I think the NY Post headline is WAY worse than the obviously farcical video. NY Post sucks, if we didn't already know that...

    Posted by: ColinATL | Dec 30, 2010 10:15:31 AM

  6. So the tawainese videos are funny except when they make fun of Elton? Do we honestly not have enough real problems to cry over satirical news clips?

    Posted by: BitchPlease! | Dec 30, 2010 11:03:12 AM

  7. The Post is much more INTENTIONALLY offensive - hate based to the extreme.

    The Taiwanese cartoons are always designed for a laugh at the expense of the subjects.

    The Post should be asked to reprint a correction. But then why would they - they are part of Rupert M's hate machine to keep the peasants hating fellow citizens and not the elites. Just another wing of the GOP.

    Posted by: Tony X | Dec 30, 2010 11:03:49 AM

  8. Who reading this doesn't think Elton isn't a primarily self-indulgent, petulant and spoiled 'Star'? The guy has no question done some selfless and honorable things but he's still stereotypical 'Star'. He lives the kind of life 99% of the human race including gays can't relate to.

    The vid is obviously meant as a joke. They 'Mock' and stereotype everybody.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 30, 2010 12:50:04 PM

  9. Just one word.... Hate crime

    Posted by: Me | Dec 30, 2010 2:34:47 PM

  10. So Zachary, Jackson and Levon are "absurd names"?!?

    Posted by: mp | Dec 30, 2010 3:53:41 PM

  11. Obviously a cartoon making fun of Elton John, not gays as a group. Taiwan is more gay-friendly than so many places in the USA.

    Posted by: X | Dec 30, 2010 5:15:58 PM


    First of all, caps? Really? Second, you're a troll. We get it. You're also straight. Third, "PC"? You must be British. Fourth, "Give me a pain"? What is that suppose to mean?

    Try harder next time, babe.

    Posted by: Al | Dec 30, 2010 6:11:00 PM

  13. @X,

    Congrats......took awhile for the obligatory, gratuitous anti-American snipe.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 30, 2010 8:20:05 PM

  14. You guys do know that they've made similar videos about other celebrities, right? And all of them have pretty much been 'offensive?' It's kind of their shtick... although this one isn't really as good as the "Al Gore and the masseuse" one, it's still pretty funny if you can laugh about it.

    I have to agree, I feel like people have become very sensitive lately... (and I'm saying that as a 22 year old)...

    Posted by: Drew | Dec 30, 2010 9:29:23 PM

  15. the post is another example of the yellow journals of the style old william hearst and pulitzer. murdoch is same kind of publisher. anything to sell a peper or a ratings point. he and his right wing agenda should head back to australia

    Posted by: walter | Dec 30, 2010 10:12:38 PM

  16. Maybe I digress a little, but as far as I'm concerned, there's only one reason people like Elton and, for that matter, Neil Patrick Harris feel a compelling need to reproduce through surrogacy, as opposed to adopting or fostering. When they've got a few million dollars (Harris) or a few hundred million dollars (John), they can only love someone who has some of their DNA and might eventually look like them.

    But saying successful stars are egocentric is like revealing that the planet Jupiter is large.

    There's a vast number of parentless, impoverished babies and children available, and I don't necessarily mean in far-off third world places, either. I mean right here.

    Posted by: ProfessorVP | Dec 31, 2010 3:07:54 AM

  17. The Post thinks it's so funny calling David the wife. They are so stupid to try to figure out who bottoms more, quelle naive !!

    Posted by: ty | Dec 31, 2010 10:48:11 AM

  18. @ProfessorVP:
    While it is certainly arguable that it is ego that drives any person to pass on his/her own DNA as long as there is even one unrelated orphan or other child in the world awaiting a home, it would be hard to pass off that "ego" trait as limited to "people like NPH and Elton John." That's the VAST MAJORITY of parents in the world. Most parents, for whatever reason, want to have a little someone (or several) who look(s) like themselves. Not only does that not give a home to a kid who's already here, but it also adds numbers to an already overpopulated world.
    Occasionally, I meet someone who has no use for passing on his/her DNA. That attitude seems more logical and practical, but it also seems to be pretty rare.
    So if you want to put down a couple of celebrities for passing on their DNA, there's no less reason to blame the vast majority of other people in the world, too.

    Posted by: gregv | Dec 31, 2010 11:07:12 PM

  19. @GregV, Actually, I agree 100% that everyone, straight, gay, rich, poor, the whole gamut-- they reproduce for the sake of vanity, or in the case of Scientologist men, to prove a point... as long as there is one child out there in need of a loving home. I ragged on Elton and Harris because due to their exposure, and, Tapei aside, their general good standing in the world, they can influence people's opinions. With the aid of the media, they convey the idea that surrogacy in an already overpopulated and impoverished world is just dandy. And it is not.

    Posted by: ProfessorVP | Jan 1, 2011 1:47:02 AM

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