New York, (ANI): British pop icon Sir Elton John was banned from
performing at an upcoming private concert in Egypt. According to
The Jerusalem Post, the 63-year-old singer, who is openly
homosexual, was apparently barred from performing at the May 18
show by the head of Egypt"s Musician Union because of his
The head of the union, Mounir al Wasimi said to a foreign news
agency that Sir Elton"s claim that Jesus was gay and his demand for
Middle Eastern countries to allow sexual freedom amongst gays was
The multimillionaire star sparked off controversy in February,
when he commented that there was no tolerance for homosexuals in
the Middle East.
"I don''t know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman
in the Middle East -- you''re as good as dead," The New York Post
quoted Sir Elton as telling U.S. magazine Parade.
He also claimed Jesus was a “super-intelligent gay man" who
"understood human problems."