Elton John blasts Russian film company's decision to cut gay sex scenes from Rocketman 2 years ago

Elton John blasts Russian film company's decision to cut gay sex scenes from Rocketman

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Elton John has blasted a Russian film company's decision to cut out gay scenes from his biopic.

A Russian film company called Tass has claimed that it cut certain scenes from the Elton John biopic Rocketman to comply with Russian laws.

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The scenes cut from the movie include a male sex scene and a photograph in the closing credits of Elton John with his real-life husband.

John has since criticised the film company's decision, describing it as a "sad reflection of the divided world we still live in".

The 72-year-old responded to the news on his official Twitter page, with a statement which said "We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a move we were unaware of until today.

"We believe in building bridges and open dialogue, and will continue to push for the breaking down of barriersm until all people are heard equally across the world."

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You can read his statement in full here:

JOE recently chatted to Taron Egerton, the actor who plays Elton John, where he spoke about the strong reaction to the LGBTQ content in the movie.

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