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Sir Elton John asks Russia: 'Is an iPad gay propaganda?'

2014-11-11
Sir Elton John has once again condemned Russia's anti-gay laws, saying that "the world will lose its humanity" if persecution continues. Speaking at a concert in St. Petersburg, he asked the audience if iPads are now considered by gay propaganda by the Russian government, after Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay - read more here. Elton-John According to a post on his Facebook, he said: "How dignified that St Petersburg should erect a memorial to Steve Jobs, the remarkable founder of Apple. But last week it was labelled ‘homosexual propaganda’ and taken down! "Steve’s memory is rewritten because his successor at Apple, Tim Cook, is gay?! Does that also make iPads gay propaganda?! Is Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music ‘sexually perverting’?!" "As a gay man, I’ve always felt so welcome here in Russia," he added. "Stories of Russian fans – men and women who fell in love dancing to Nikita, or their kids who sing along to Circle of Life – mean the world to me. "If I’m not honest about who I am, I couldn’t write this music. It’s not gay propaganda. It’s how I express life." A memorial to Steve Jobs was recently taken down in St. Petersburg as it is now deemed gay propaganda. Some officials have called for Tim Cook to be barred from the country because of his sexuality - read more here. > Elton John praises Pope Francis: ‘Make this man a saint’