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Elton John 'crashes' Pose panel in LA and declares 'I am Elektra'

Sir Elton and husband David Furnish "rearranged their vacation to be here," according to Ryan Murphy.

2021-06-07

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Instagram/eltonjohn

Elton John and his husband David Furnish made a surprise appearance at a Pose panel event in LA this weekend.

Introducing the pair to the stage at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California on Saturday, Pose co-creator Ryan Murphy said: "They wanted to rearrange their vacation to be here."

Also in attendance were Pose co-creator Steven Canals and stars Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez.

"This programme touched me more than any other series"

Speaking on stage at the drive-in event, Elton explained: “My motto is no one gets left behind. No one should be left behind, no sex worker, no prisoner, no trans person, no intravenous drug user, no gay people.

"We have to embrace all of us, we have to embrace everybody. And this is exactly why I love this programme so much."

The Elton John AIDS Foundation founder added: "This programme touched me more than any other series because of the journey that these people are on. I mean, I am Elektra. I am totally Elektra.”

“This is a series where you laugh, and you cry, and you get angry, and you see people’s journey and how they fight,” Elton continued.

“And they are real people, and they are trans people who have made their life possible but, by God, they had to fight for it."

 
 
 
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Sharing pictures of the event on Instagram, 'Rocketman' singer Elton said in a caption: "Thank-you for letting @davidfurnish and me crash your @poseonfx party last night.

"We loved sitting on stage with y’all and celebrating the extraordinary power of #Pose.

"We applaud how the series compellingly reveals the early history of the AIDS epidemic and the challenging journey that trans people bravely face every single day.

"Congratulations @mjrodriguez7 @mrrpmurphy @theebillyporter @stevencanals and everyone else who helped create and craft this vital and groundbreaking series."

Pose came to an end for good on Sunday (6 June) with the airing of its third season finale on FX. A UK air date for the third and final season s yet to be announced but the previous two seasons aired on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

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