Elton John attacks Brexit, says he's not a 'stupid, colonial English idiot'
Acclaimed singer Elton John has lashed out against Brexit, criticising Britain's divisive exit from the European Union.
In a speech made to his many fans while on his last ever tour, Elton John revealed that he felt ashamed of his home country for how it voted, and was disillusioned with British politics in general.
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While performing in Verona on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, the singer-songwriter told the audience "I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done. It’s torn people apart … I am sick to death of politicians, especially British politicians. I am sick to death of Brexit. I am a European. I am not a stupid, colonial, imperialist English idiot."
This isn't the first time that Sir Elton John has criticised Brexit either. Back in July 2018, he stated in an interview with Channel 4 News that: "I don’t think people in Britain were told the truth to start with … They were promised something that was completely ridiculous and wasn’t economically viable ... [it's like] walking through Hampton Court maze blindfolded, being turned around 16 times and trying to find your way out."
This has been a big year for the multi-award-winning musician. In addition to his retirement tour, a biopic film chronicling his meteoric rise to fame has recently been released in cinemas. Rocketman, produced by Paramount Pictures, and directed by Dexter Fletcher (director of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody) stars Taron Egerton as John, and will include a new song called "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" performed by Elton and Egerton.