If the BBC’s decision to ask a fundamentalist Christian who advocates the execution of gays to comment on Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish celebrating the birth of their son was not bad enough, the Murdoch owned New York Post has published its take on the story with a derogatory headline.

An article on the birth,penned by David K. L I is titiled ‘Elton & wife proud dads’.

The article continues, “Goodbye yellow brick road, hello parenthood — Elton John is a dad!

“The legendary hit maker and partner David Furnish announced they’re first-time fathers, following the Christmas-Day birth of their adopted son.”

The article has offended gay rights activists and feminists because of the derogatory use of the word “wife.”