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  1. Jeez, these boys catch on quickly!

  2. Why is this an article?

  3. His ability to state the blindingly obvious is amazing.

    1. I couldn’t agree more. Myself, I fear for the poor child being cursed with simply having Elton John as a father. Should I go into therapy for that?

      1. Lol. As much as this comment has been negged you’re probably right. But on the flipside he’ll also be given lots of spotlight and special attention for the same reason.

      2. Just sort out your own life and let Elton live his own.

  4. You’re right Elton. Why don’t you take it back and get a puppy instead!!

  5. How clever of MyPartnerDavidFurnish (TM).

    One way of protecting your son from media intrusion is to keep your mouth shut about him in the press.

    I’ve never seen press photos of Ewan McGregor’s family.

    I wonder why?

    Could it be because he keeps his family out of the media spotlight?

  6. Bit late to be worrying about this, isn’t it?

  7. G Cummings 10 Feb 2012, 5:53pm

    It’s about time they thought about how the most important person in all this is going to be affected. How long has it taken them?

    1. Well, Zachary has some problems beside the sexual orientation of his dadS (and Lady Gaga as godmother ): He got half of his genes from a woman he does not know – many kids growing up in happy heterosexual marriages have a big problem when they learn that their actual dad’s name is “donor” – no one asked them if they would like an anonymous father (see And many of his class mates will have grandparents who are younger than one of the dads – Elton might be a match at soccer with toddler Zachary, but I have some problem imagining him snowboarding with his son ten years from now.

  8. I always get the feeling there’s a little bit of jealousy from gay guys on these forums when some other gays have a baby~~

    1. Not from me. I’m not a fan of children (or Elton John for that matter.)

      1. I feel exactly the same!

    2. It gets worse!,, Keith 11 Feb 2012, 1:35pm

      You mean purchase a baby?

      1. You mean purchase a bottle?

    3. No, dear, we’re not jealous of a gay person having a baby. Any one of us can do that. We’re getting a little tired of Elton John, that’s all.

  9. the stigma that child will have is NOT that he has two dads.
    It will be that he has a ridiculous old queen like Elton John as a parent.

  10. de Villiers 10 Feb 2012, 6:19pm

    The concern may be a genuine one – and is one which I share in respect of my adopted son.

    I suppose that bullying will decrease only when it is broadly considered unsurprising or uneventful for gay couples to adopt.

    Until then, children are likely to bullied in any event for any type of difference in relation to their friends. Although the issue of sexuality may be one of them this may be as a symptom of a wider issue and one would hope that it would be minimised by effective anti-bullying school policies.

    1. Congratulations for adopting, de Villiers.

      1. de Villiers 12 Feb 2012, 4:08pm

        Merci, mon pote.

        It is one of my main reasons for living in England. It would never have been possible in France.

  11. I worry that the kid will be indoctrinated with homosexual disorder community propaganda and immoral teachings!


    2. I worry that the kid of religions nuts will be indoctrinated with intellectual disorder community propaganda and immoral alcoholism!

  12. Ikenna David. 10 Feb 2012, 6:42pm

    I’ll consider that thought worthy.. They are just expressing their fears, wich i think its right… Until bullying and indiscriminate reporting of gay issues are gone, any dad or dads have the right to be afraid…

    1. Including those who live in 60 million dollar fortresses and send their children to ultra-private schools…

  13. Ikenna David. 10 Feb 2012, 6:44pm

    I’ll consider that thought very worthy.. They are just expressing their fears, which i think its right… Until bullying and indiscriminate reporting of gay issues are gone, any dad or dads have the right to be afraid…

  14. Robert in S. Kensington 10 Feb 2012, 6:48pm

    Are these two suffering from paranoia or persecution complex. The sooner both of them start supporting full marriage equality then perhaps the illusionary stigma will dissipate a lot faster.

  15. No, Elton. The stigma won’t come from having gay parents, it’ll come from having one parent who pitches a queeny fit when he doesn’t get his own way and continually bad mouths other people in public, whilst simultaneously having another parent who is a shameless attention whore and whose only claim to fame is being hitched to said queeny stropfest.

    1. GingerlyColors 11 Feb 2012, 7:48am

      Tantrums and Tiaras. You got to remember that a lot of straight people have hissy fits as well and certain airlines will not fly certain celebrities because air-rage and airport rage seems to be a common problem amongst famous people. Remember Naomi Campbell when her luggage went missing at Heathrow’s new Terminal 5? Or Bjork at Bangkok Airport?

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 11 Feb 2012, 12:33pm

        Exactly. Somehow Elton John believes he’s unique and special when you compare the number of straight celebrities who often go through far worse with their children. Alec Baldwin has had several major hissy fits and several of them including his children. So this is nothing new or newsworthy.

  16. Elton John and David Furnish have spoken of fears their son will suffer stigma for having famous gay parents.

    His godmother was later confirmed to be Lady Gaga.

    I actually lol’d.

  17. GingerlyColors 11 Feb 2012, 2:16am

    Children of celebrities are bound to get unwanted attention when they are growing up, particularly at school. Zachary should consider himself lucky that he doesn’t have Bob Geldof or Frank Zappa as a father. Somebody with a name like Fifi Trixibell Geldof or Moon Unit Zappa would get bullied merciously in the playground. Sir Elton John and David Furnish took a major risk with public opinion by taking on a child but but as the first celebrity couple to enter into a Civil Partnership and the first to have a child they have managed to raise the profile of gay people in our society and today most people treat them as one happy 21st century family.

    1. Or Jamie Oliver’s son Buddy Bear. But I suspect these children are sent to schools where there are so many other children of ‘celebrities’ that outlandish names and tangled family relationships are more normal than not.

      1. GingerlyColors 11 Feb 2012, 4:07pm

        Money’s no problem for these people. At least they don’t have to send their children to some bog-standard inner-city comprehensive school.

  18. The more kids we have, the more love we share, the more media covers it as “normal”, the more we stop bitching each other, the better.
    “Society” will get used to it.
    It did to women voting, mixed marriages, single mothers, priest getting married…not everyone agreed on those topics. As for Elton’s family…be happy and love your child.

    1. I feel sorry for any child that is raised in a homosexual enviroment, without any connection to The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a God given right to have free will, why must the gay movement constantly shove their agenda off on the public? And to involve an innocent child is a crime… they should be ashamed, but they’re not!

      1. “God given right to have free will”

        Funny then how you christians relinquish it so readily……

      2. I feel sorry for any child that is raised in a religious environment, without any connection to The Lord and Saviour:- Education.

      3. Not a hater :|

      4. Jock S. Trap 13 Feb 2012, 11:19am

        Forcing religion on children is not free will.

      5. Tell that to my lovely sun and daughter and my two grandchildren. We are a very happy family. And here to stay that way.

  19. Reply to notahater(butanutter)

    That’s right, they are not ashamed, now run along.

  20. with the amount of money Elton has this child will feel no stigmatism at all- people would have to get past the gun wielding security guards to be mean to him!

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    1. why do they bother? lol

  22. yes Elton is a bit old to be having children. but you know what, there is no guarantee in life that your parents will be around when your thirty, in eltons case its gonna be more than likely but so frikkinn what.

    all the complaints people seem to have are that he shouldn’t have children because hes a celebrity ( cause you know they are really few and far between these days) or dog whistling around the idea that two gay men cant be suitable parents, by throwing suggestions around like “that child will need therapy” or joking that Elton should take “it” back and get a puppy instead .

    one day that child is no doubt going to google his name/past and going to read these comments. his PARENTS are right to be concerned

  23. our son is 32 now – he survived gay parents and so will your children. congratulations and be prepared for the “teen” years.

    joe s

    1. Congratulations, J & partner

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