By CCN: Sir Elton John’s music is legendary, and he will always be one of our greatest rock stars. He just needs to shut up about politics because nobody wants to hear what he has to say about Brexit – or anything else, for that matter.
Celebrity Rule No. 1: Don’t Insult Your Fans
That’s especially true when he insults half the British population in the process, the same people that helped make him an international superstar and a very wealthy man.
Here’s what Sir Elton John reportedly had to say about Brexit:
“I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done. It’s torn people apart…I am sick to death of politicians, especially British politicians. I am sick to death of Brexit. I am a European. I am not a stupid, colonial, imperialist English idiot.”
Elton John Denies His Past
This is the problem with celebrities spouting off about politics.
First, they are guaranteed to alienate at least half of their audience in doing so by taking either a leftist or conservative position.
Second, they risk alienating all of their fans when saying something as stupid as: “I’m not British, I’m European.”
News flash: Sir Elton John, you are British, and you owe everything you have to the UK.
Anytime a celebrity insults his own country, particularly when on foreign soil, he risks pissing off his fans.
Yet that’s not even the worst of what Sir Elton John said and inferred with regard to Brexit.
Elton John Calls UK Voters Stupid
Sir Elton John apparently told this same crowd, which was seeing him at a concert in Verona, that the people who voted to exit didn’t really understand the risks of Brexit.
How insulting is that?
That’s the kind of elitist claptrap that celebrities spit out. They think of themselves as above everyone else. And why not? They have so much wealth that nothing affects them. They can do what they want.
The fact is that 51.9% of British citizens voted in favor of Brexit. Elton John insulted more than 17 million of them by inferring that they are “stupid, colonial, imperialist English idiots.”
Elton John should shut up about politics, play his piano, and just sing his glorious songs.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article are solely those of the author and do not represent those of, nor should they be attributed to, CCN.