Elton John Wants a Meeting With Vladimir Putin
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:53:19
Sir Elton John wants a face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin. What for? Well, Sir Elton would like to discuss Russia's controversial stance on gay rights with its leader.
Russia bans promotion of homosexuality to minors via propaganda. Madonna and Lady Gaga were threatened with legal action related to the content of their stage shows when booked to perform in the country.
For what it's worth, Putin labeled John an "extraordinary person," while noting that "millions of our people sincerely love him, regardless of his sexual orientation."
John wants action, not flattery.
John told Sky News, "I am going to Russia in November and I will try and meet Putin and I will try and talk to him. I don't know what good it will do. It's no good putting up a wall and saying I'm not talking to these people; the only way things get solved is by talking to people."
Will Elton John be able to get time with Putin and enact change? What do you think of his efforts?