Elton John blasts security guards with foul-mouthed rant over treatment of female fan

Image via Elton John on Facebook

Singer and LGBTQ icon Elton John lashed out verbally at security guards from
the stage of his concert in Perth, Australia on Sunday night, hurling
expletives at them over their treatment of a woman in the audience.

The Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe winner was in the middle of a performance
at HBF Park Stadium when he exploded into a tirade full of four-letter words after
spotting two concert security staffers attempting to remove the female fan from
the stadium.

In footage from the concert that has been widely posted on Twitter, the 72-year-old John can be heard saying:

“Hey, you two security guards with the girls, fuck off.
Bring her back here immediately… Come on you c–nts. Morons, you both are,
morons. You don’t treat girls like that. Leave her alone, you turds.”

The audience in the stadium responded with cheers and
laughter. Later, the singer apologized to the crowd, saying:

“I apologize for the ‘c-word’, I just hate people being
assaulted, especially women by security guards. I have a pet hate of security
guards anyway.”

Fans on social media later posted mixed reactions to the pop
star’s outburst, with some expressing disappointment that a professional of
John’s stature would launch such a foul-mouthed attack while others felt the
singer was responding appropriately to the situation, such as @FreoLou, who
tweeted, “We were not shocked at all. We all applauded Elton calling out overly
aggressive behaviour by two men towards a female.”

Speaking the next day with the Sydney Morning Herald, Perth television presenter Louise Momber, who had been in the audience, commented:

“He was so angry. He said he can’t stand violence against women and had to say something. He sang the next song and then immediately apologized for his rant – but said it’s something he’s really passionate about.”

In a statement to Billboard, a spokesman for the venue said, “the security team acted appropriately and we worked together with Elton’s team to ensure that the event was safe and successful for the artist and the patrons.”

Published at Tue, 03 Dec 2019 03:38:44 +0000