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Russian Communist Group Orders Elton John to Lose His 'Gay' Outfits or Face Protest at Upcoming Concert

A Communist group in Russia says Elton John's outfits are "gay propaganda" and plans to protest his concert unless he wears more suitable attire, RIA Novosti reports:

EltonThe singer, who is scheduled to play the city of Krasnodar on July 14, should wear “more respectable” attire when he performs, like a knee-length caftan, a fur hat and leather boots, said Mikhail Abramyan, head of the local branch of the Communists of Russia, not to be confused with the much larger Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

“We hope he’ll wear it,” Abramyan said, adding that the show’s promoters had rejected the idea. Abramyan said his group, which numbers 350, was ready to take to the streets in protest.

Madonna was sued for $10 million for violating the Russian law but the suite was later thrown out of court. Madonna also spoke out for gay rights at her concert. Will Elton do the same?

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  1. Ah yes, the same ol' tired Russian message:


    Posted by: johnny | Jun 6, 2013 12:37:10 PM

  2. And of course Elton the sellout will do anything for a buck and agree. Perfect example: Rush Limbaugh

    Posted by: Joe | Jun 6, 2013 12:37:39 PM

  3. Sure, Elton'll speak out for gay rights if some gay rights group is willing to pay him to do that.

    Posted by: Keppler | Jun 6, 2013 12:40:41 PM

  4. A protest group can't "order" anything. Does GLAAD "order" an actor to take certain acts, lest it protest the actor? Could you please, just on occasion, *try* to use language in a neutral and accurate -- rather than perpetually hacktastic -- manner? Don't you get embarrassed?

    Posted by: NotA | Jun 6, 2013 12:54:03 PM

  5. Huh! I thought the communists were atheists and not governed by what the evangelical bible spouts about gays. Oh, it must be fear, bigotry, and ignorance.

    Posted by: Rob | Jun 6, 2013 12:55:38 PM

  6. Please... like Elton John is really going to 'lose' his Gay outfits!

    Posted by: Jim | Jun 6, 2013 1:26:46 PM

  7. Take to the streets to protest Elton John? Someone in Russia must have a lot of time on his hands.

    Frankly (and I could really care less), I think Elton should do it, but he should make sure to sew enough sequins on that caftan. Reveillon for the hat. And Chanel makes some great thigh-high boots.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jun 6, 2013 1:27:30 PM

  8. Boycott Russia. Simple.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 6, 2013 2:05:59 PM

  9. "...a knee-length caftan, a fur hat and leather boots, ...."

    And that's not gay?

    Posted by: desmond | Jun 6, 2013 2:22:19 PM

  10. Russia's retro dictates make me feel young. Pretty soon school kids will be hiding under their desks again.

    Posted by: gb | Jun 6, 2013 2:42:18 PM

  11. I can hear the conversation now...

    He most likely shouldn't sing either as that might have "undertones".

    Have you seen those stage glasses? Get rid of those too.

    I guess without the glasses, playing the piano is out too.

    Maybe if he just sent a signed poster.

    NO!, he might put a flourish when he signs, or a secret gay symbol.

    Best just have him send a poster but black out everthing except his eyes and teeth.

    Well let's black out a few teeth too to make those look less "gay", and one eye should be enough too.

    That's got it!, let's call and let him know the new orders.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Jun 6, 2013 2:58:33 PM

  12. I hope he performs this one in full drag!

    Posted by: Lucas H | Jun 6, 2013 3:27:00 PM

  13. If I were Sir Elton John I would say, "My body, my money, my clothes, my rules. Go choke on a rhinestone you repulsive Nazi bigots."

    Posted by: RMc | Jun 6, 2013 3:49:25 PM

  14. Thank God, I am an American.

    Posted by: Tom | Jun 6, 2013 4:14:26 PM

  15. Why are these artists even performing in these repressive states? Don't tell me they're bringing a message of hope and love to the oppressed. Its all about the MONEY HONEY.

    Posted by: Robert Heikkkila | Jun 6, 2013 5:59:24 PM

  16. Elton should do live cams from every gay city in the world, with hundreds of us dressed in purple caftans and pink fur hats and red high hell boots. In fact, I think we should adopt this national dress as the gayest thing ever.

    Posted by: will b | Jun 6, 2013 8:56:15 PM

  17. elton john is gay?

    Posted by: steven | Jun 7, 2013 10:15:30 AM

  18. The soul seller from the british isles- Not surprising.

    Posted by: abey | Dec 7, 2013 10:25:23 PM

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