Monday, August 17, 2015

Elton Slams The Mayor of Venice

It was recently reported that Luigi Brugnaro had banned books about being raised by same-sex parents, including one about a pair of gay penguins bringing up a chick.

However, his decision to do so haven't gone down well with Sir Elton, who took to Instagram to have his say.

In a lengthy message posted alongside an image of a book titled The Family Book, the singer wrote: "Here is one of the Furnish-John family's favourite storybooks.

"It champions an all-inclusive world where families come in all shapes, sizes and colours. And most importantly, that families are about love. Our boys adore it."

He continued: "And in the opposing corner we have Luigi Brugnaro, the extremely silly looking mayor of Venice. He's stupidly chosen to politicise children's books by banning titles that touch on same sex families living happily ever after.

"So instead of encouraging a world based on inclusiveness, tolerance and love, he's championing a future society that's divisive and fosters ignorance.

"Beautiful Venice is indeed sinking, but not as fast as the boorishly bigoted Brugnaro. #ShareTheLove," the legendary star finished up by saying.

Elton's rant comes after he enjoyed a nice and peaceful holiday to Saint Tropez last week with his two sons - Zachary and Elijah - and husband David Furnish.

Despite neither Elton or David being a stranger to Saint Tropez, this is the first summer that they've enjoyed a holiday as a married couple.

- Express

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