So here I am on my soap box again folks. Yet another situation has pissed me off to the point I am seeing red and snatching the laptop to scrawl another commentary on today’s hypocrisies and shockable occurrences. So who’s got Xander’s goat today I hear you say, surely not one of the “Twat Pack” (Sarah Palin, Glenn beck, Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney) again? Well yes and no.
As you may know Rush (Big Mouth) Limbaugh recently married the lovely Kathryn Rogers 33, an events co-coordinator 26 yrs younger than himself. Although I am left wondering what attracted Miss Rogers to multi millionaire Limbaugh, this is not my beef today. So my beef is very simple. Why oh why on Gods green earth would an openly gay singer and activist play the wedding of a openly homophobic hater.
Well my dear friends for the sum of $1000000.00 our dear Elton John who we have supported throughout the ups and downs of his career, performed at Limbaugh’s wedding. The phrase sellout springs to mind among other less polite exquisite phrases. I mean really it’s not like he needs the money. I have heard all of the excuses including you can’t afford for sentiment in business, and maybe he wanted to bridge the divide, and other such pukey ridiculous excuses.
Frankly as a singer no amount of money would have persuaded me to perform for Limbaugh and his child bride. For someone who has attack the gay community continually even suggesting gay fetus’s should be aborted, it’s a joke really for him to even request Elton’s presence least perform at his wedding. Let’s not forget that this isn’t the first time Elton sold out the gay community. He did a duet with Eminem who is known for his controversial gay bashing lyrics and apparently they are still friends.
And as the song says Sorry seems to be the hardest word as there is no sign of an apology or even an acknowledgement that any wrong doing occurred. Surely if nothing else this has to be a deal breaker as to how much support we give to those who say one thing but do another. Hypocrisy of any kind is bad but this to me is particularly abhorrent. I am not suggesting you burn his albums or protests at his concerts but I think for me my level of support has dropped.
Finally for me the other insipid thing about this whole debacle is that only some states in the US allow gay marriage, however Limbaugh could have married in any state as there is not a clause that prevents “fat mouthed nasty assed idiots from getting married” Elton you have lost my respect. I am disappointed that as someone who has enjoyed the love and respect of the gay community over the years, you just screwed us again. The candle in the wind just went out.
Peace and Luv, Xan x
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Xander Gibb has written for many publications and writes with an unapologetic response to the world around.