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Elton John Defends Taron Egerton's Role in 'Rocketman'

Elton John Defends Taron Egerton's Role in 'Rocketman'

Elton John is defending Taron Egerton, who portrays him in his upcoming biopic Rocketman.

Taron became the subject of criticism for being a straight actor playing a gay man.

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“That’s all bulls**t, I’m sorry,” Elton told The Sun in response to the critique.

He added, “If people don’t like it, review-wise, or it doesn’t make one dollar, it’s the movie I wanted to make and that’s all that counts. I can look back and say, ‘You know what, I love it. I can live with it.’”

Hear what Taron had to say about the backlash from the LGBTQ community.

Rocketman hits theaters on May 31st.

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  • Chatty Kathy

    So we hate actors for acting now? People are so stupid

  • Riley

    There have been rumours for years he actually is gay. He was gonna come out during the press for the film but changed his mind. Don’t know if it’s true or not but it was going around on some sites.

  • Sanna Leena

    Why did Daniel Radcliffe play Harry Potter…he isn’t a wizard??? And why did Liam Neeson play a German on Schindler‘s List??? It’s because they are ACTORS!!! What a stupid discussion!

  • Sanna Leena

    So what?

  • Ivana Mandic

    The bigger issue is Elton’s delusions of thinking a hot straight guy should play him. Elton was no looker but he is a narcissist.

  • Riley

    Umm, pretty sure this is a comment section and people can say what the hell they want to so wind your neck in and get a grip. The rumours are out there. I didn’t say they were true only that they are.

  • nicpace

    lol sure, gay actors can play straight roles but not vice versa. GTFOOH

  • Sanna Leena

    I don’t care if the rumors are true or not, there shouldn’t BE any rumors because it shouldn’t matter who he or anybody else loves

  • Riley

    There’s been rumours since showbiz began and they will continue long after we are all dust in the ground. Studios are well known for starting stories about people, the media, agents etc and someone making hints about someone’s sexuality is one of the most popular things that’s used.
    Hell Taron himself got involved with it when he put a post up on Instagram when he called a guy cutie, all but said they were together and liked comments from people that said it was his boyfriend because he KNEW it would get him attention. Eventually he came out and ‘clarified’ he was straight but by then the job had been done and he got shit lots of attention from it.
    You are right it shouldn’t matter who someone dates but when they themselves are pretending just for attention, they or anyone else can’t get mad when others do it too.