I used to like Elton John. I have done a thing called the Crocodile Rock. And I have lived and died in Philadelphia Freedom. More or less. I am The Rocket Man.
A nice “Greatest Hits” Catalogue and Chairman of Watford Football Club.
Then Elton lost the run of himself. He had more pairs of glasses than Specsavers and turned into Liberace…but without the class. He became a friend of British “royalty” (never a good sign in rock and roll”, did that whole “Candle in the Wind” thing for Diana and got his knighthood. Reg Dwight had become “Sir” Elton John. A British National Treasure.
Yet for a National Treasure, he has a vicious nasty side. There is a sense of entitlement. Who can ever forget that silly little tantrum at Taiwan Airport.
Elton has chosen to have children, obviously by surrogate. He is married to David Furnish. I make no comment on their relationships. Nor should Dolce and Gabbana. I had never heard of them before yesterday but they say that the two children in this relationship are artificial and synthetic. That is rude, cruel and simply wrong.
I do think it is fair to say that some “celebrities” (I am looking at you Madonna!) give the impression that their children are fashion accessories but that is a completely different point.
Elton John is as entitled to feel insulted as any parent would be. But his call for a boycott of Do.ce and Gabbana…obviously an exclusive label….is almost comical. That there is a Twitter campaign to boycott Dolce and Gabbana (supported by Elton’s celebrity friends) Victoria Beckham, Courtney Love, Martina Navratilova and Ricky Martin is downright risible.
“Boycotting Dolce and Gabbana” is not up there with the original Irish Land League Boycott of the late nineteenth century. Nor is it going to go down in the history of Civil Rights with the Alabama Bus Boycott. Elton John is NOT Michael Davitt. Elton John is NOT Rosa Parkes. We de-value History with this kinda nonsense.
Anyway, I have decided to support Elton John and have now added Dolce and Gabbana to the list of exclusive labels that will not be in my wardrobe alongside “St Michael” and “St Bernard”.
For many years, I have been boycotting Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Vivienne Westwood, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Stella McCartney.