Facebook.com/EltonJohnUnlike some *** and ***-friendly celebrities, Elton John has declared that he will, in fact, perform in Russia as scheduled, despite that country's anti-*** laws. But now, several groups in Russia are urging authorities, including President Vladimir Putin, to ban the piano player's upcoming concerts.
According to The Moscow *****, an anti-*** group called the Union of Orthodox Brotherhoods is calling for John's shows to be canceled. A spokesperson for the group is quoted as saying, "The statement by this *** guy -- Elton John -- about his support for ***s and other ******** during the upcoming concert in Moscow is an insult to all Russian citizens."
Russian's anti-*** laws specifically prohibit the dissemination of "*** propaganda" to minors, and the spokesperson states that John speaking about *** rights at one of his concerts would be exactly that. He also called Elton's December 6 show in Moscow "an ammoral sabbath."
The pop-rock legend told the British paper The Guardian that while on stage in Moscow, "I've got to think about what I'm going to say very carefully....As a *** man, I can't leave those people on their own without going over there and supporting them. I don't know what's going to happen, but I've got to go."
On top of that, a group of conservative activists known as the Ural Parents Committee have specifically asked President Putin to stop John's Russian shows.
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