Parents Group Urge President Putin To Axe Elton Shows

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September 24, 2013 | 5:55pm EST

Officials at a Russian parents group are urging President Vladimir Putin to axe two upcoming Elton John shows over fears the rocker will violate a nationwide ban on “homosexual propaganda”.
In an open letter to the leader, the organisation’s heads state, “The singer intends to come out in support of local sodomites and break the current Russian law, directed at protecting children.”
Earlier this month, Elton announced he would be ignoring calls for him to boycott Russia as a protest over the country’s new anti-gay legislation – because he owed it to fans to perform.
He said, “As a gay man, I can’t leave those people on their own without going over there and supporting them. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’ve got to go.”
John will perform in Moscow on 6 December and in Kazan the following day.