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Elton John thought homosexuality was ‘common knowledge’

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  1. Who cares?

    1. That There Other David 18 Jul 2012, 12:13pm

      Easy to say that now Tom, but Sirelton is of a different generation, one in which stuff like this mattered immensely. He and those others who stepped into the pink spotlight blazed a trail.

      The late 80s especially was a dark era for us, especially in the USA where AIDS panic drew every crazy possible out of the woodwork.

      So even if this article is just a memoir it’s an important part of the narrative that’s led us to where we are.

  2. Suddenly Last Bummer 18 Jul 2012, 3:00pm

    Umm so the wedding to Renate whatshername was a figment of all our imaginations and really it was a guy he walked down the aisle with back in the 80s? The guy is a creep and a deluded liar.

    1. Did you bother to read the article, or just skip straight to the comments?

      1. My thought exactly. Some people…

  3. To be fair to Reg he did come out about 25 years ago when to do so was a real career risk, so he deserves credit for doing so at a time when it was not common to do so for celebrities.

    The whole ‘My personal life is private’ is no longer a valid or reasonable excuse and closet cases like Queen Latifah and Louis Walsh (and Anderson Cooper – until last week) do not deserve any sympathy or respect for what amounts to their greed and cowardice.

    1. Celebrities are people too. They have just as much right to be in the closet as regular people do. Everyone deserves to be allowed to come out at their own time and place. Personal life IS personal. This guy deserves credit for doing so but others do not deserve insults nor criticism for being in the closet.

  4. What exactly does Mr. John think was the “obvious” giveaway; his repeated denials or his heterosexual marriage?

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