Elton John calls for social media boycott over homophobic hate speech

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The Queen has spoken.

From Hollywood Reporter: Elton John has no tolerance for homophobia, and now the legend has blamed social media for allowing hate speech to slide on their platforms. In an interview with BBC News on Friday (June 8), John said that major social media companies “haven’t done anything to try to stem the flow of hate on the internet,” and proposed that a boycott could make them take action.

“I don’t know why they allow it. It’s supposed to be free speech, but the things that are on social media are so disgusting that there has to be action taken by the people who own these companies. ... People say, ‘Well, what about my freedom of speech?’ Well, sod your freedom of speech,” he said.

John explained that a boycott would make social media giants “sit up” and take a stance against homophobic hate speech on their platforms.

The interview followed shortly after John gave the Diana, Princess of Wales lecture on HIV, where he also demanded social media companies take more aggressive action.

“Companies like Facebook and Instagram cannot pretend they are purely private enterprises. I believe they have a public role and responsibility,” he said. “But if we found ways to automatically respond to hatred with fact, good could be all the way around the world before falsehood even got its boots on.”

DCG

27 responses to “Elton John calls for social media boycott over homophobic hate speech

  1. Elton should have stuck to singing…

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  2. As a born redhead I will ask for a boycott against social media and prosecution against those who make joke upon us !! 🙂

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  3. In regards to Elton John, he’s a fine one to talk concerning hate speech considering the amount of profanity and obscenities that come out of his mouth during many other his neurotic rants towards other celebrities.

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  4. mike domnanovits

    I guess he forgot the old adage ; ” Sticks and stones ……………………………”

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  5. Ummmm not only is he a homo, but he looks like a caricature of Michael J Pollard (C.W. Moss).
    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

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  6. Johnny doesn’t have to listen to certain comments. Same goes for us norms. We have never asked for heterophobes to shut up.

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  7. Maybe the sicko needs to do a bit of explaining of his own for his own “disgusting” stuff, like why he buys child porn, with the excuse that it’s “art”: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-483748/Elton-John-defends-photograph-seized-child-porn-art-raid.html
    Now since he is a homosexual, allegedly, why would he want such a picture? Why is it okay to tolerate child porn but not homosexuality? Just goes to show.

    It was ruled to “not be indecent” by the likely compromised court filth in the U.K. however, surprise surprise. (consider this in the light of the whole huge child sex abuse case with saville over there, going all the way up the chain, that since seems to have been covered up and hushed.)

    The slimebag has no right to speak of what is “disgusting”, obviously, and should get right with God first & foremost. I would also say he should destroy that picture as well (it won’t erase it from the internet, obviously, but it’d be a start.) along with whatever other vile pedophilic & pornographic filth is in his “collection”.

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  8. Also if I may add, he isn’t shooting for “removing hate”, if I were to venture a guess, his actions are born out of hate, he is following the devil’s orders and is trying to make sure no dissent is heard against the devil & disease of homosexualtiy, and that the social media networks function even more as a mouthpiece for such vileness than they do already.

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  9. “Sod your freedom of speech”? Eh? Sod off, “Sir” Elton.

    Is he really fighting against “hate”, per se, or against those who refuse to succumb to the progressive left’s idea that EVERYONE must accept homosexuality as normal and even good?
    Not merely tolerate, but accept and embrace. Just as they do our belief in God and all that is good and decent. (/sarc)

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  10. “”Well, sod your freedom of speech,” he said.”
    -interesting choice of words coming from a sod-omite

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  11. Let’s remember the hag queen knighted this neurotic queer, this piece of blubber and his queen ought to retire to the English dungeons.

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  12. How about a special ban on men who lay with other men? We aren’t the ones in the wrong here, Elton old buddy. You are.

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  13. What about the hate that is spewed daily by all walks of life on the left toward our President? This would NEVER have flown if it was aimed at the former limp wristed pres-o-dent.

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  14. In the last few years this whole compulsion to control speech has completely gotten out of hand. Why would these SJW’s think they have a right to decide what people are “allowed” to say or think?

    What does the little fudge-packer want, a medal? “Congratulations, you’re a queer”.

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  15. “People say, ‘Well, what about my freedom of speech?’ Well, sod your freedom of speech,” he said.”
    What?? Sod MY freedom of speech?? Defense against people with YOUR attitude are a major reason we HAVE our Freedom of Speech,

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  16. Apparently he hasn’t yet realized that in denouncing hate-speech,he’s dispensing that same hate-speech,many times WORSE.
    Hypocrite!!!

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  17. And many of us boycott/don’t use social media because they censor/don’t permit free speech – yes, they’re private companies, but since they’re pretty much monopolies, they’re not supposed to have it both ways.

    The faghag doesn’t realize that some social media platforms already censor views that don’t align with the gay agenda.

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    • more and more people who are being pushed around by YouTube’s censorship are ALSO posting on DTube and BitChute. Wouldn’t it be cool if BitChute and DTube got all the TRUTH Channels,leaving YouTube worthless for any TRUE content-all kittens and bunnies and idiots on parade-people doing stupid things,etc……

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  18. So its hate speech and the Bible is full of it I guess he would say from the references I have listed makes them hate speech according to him what will he say when he stands before the Lord.

    You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
    Leviticus 20:13

    If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
    1 Corinthians 6:9

    Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
    Romans 1:26-28

    want to be the fly on the wall when he has to read this during his judgement.
    I can hear it now but its hate speech so…………………☻

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  19. Well, well, well. Here’s yet another Brit out to lecture US about our freedom of speech.
    Sorry, Zero: We have a First Amendment, and you DON’T. So just stick to your music—which I really like—and leave your unamerican ideas at home!

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