Wake Up Bigots! If any of you have an issue with gay people, just stay home in your caves! The World is not just about Islam or any religion for that matter! So Grow Up!
Don’t Go Breaking our Hearts!
That’s the rallying cry from various organisations to the Pahang PAS Youth, whose protests against Elton John's concert may just deprive Malaysians from watching the 64-year old legend in the country for the very first time.
The political party is protesting the concert, due to the singer’s gay tendencies. Local rock queen Ella said, “The whole thing is so unfair. What he does in private has nothing to with his career or his talent. It would be a shame for Malaysians to miss out on such a legendary artiste.”
Datuk Freddie Fernandez, president of artiste association Karyawan.“These people (who are making the protest) should all go and live in a cave.”
Fernandez believes this brings Malaysia back to the dark ages when people used to be burnt at the stake.
He continued, “Where’s the freedom and what does the future hold for Malaysians if this continues? No one should discriminate against gay or lesbian people.”
Fernandez added that John is a highly talented individual with over four decades of producing great music.
“His music is wholesome entertainment. People of all ages enjoy his music. He has even written songs for a Disney movie! The majority just wants to hear a legend perform live for the very first time in this country. They don’t care about his private life,” he said.
Harakah Daily reported its chairman Shahril Azman Abdul Halim Al-Hafiz as saying John’s gay marriage would have a negative influence on the younger generation.
Norman Halim, chairman of the Recording Industry Association Of Malaysia said, "These are just a few narrow-minded people trying to impose their values on everybody. You don't go to an Elton John concert and suddenly become gay!"
Norman also said that these ridiculous protests should not happen if Malaysia wants to move to developed country status.
"There is a huge investment involved in bringing shows in to Malaysia. If this continues to happen, promoters would be reluctant to bring any foreign artistes in to the country," he says.
Voice of Women president Chew Hoong Ling, concurred and added that the protest was just a publicity stunt for PAS.
"It’s also disrespectful to the gay community and human rights. One has a right to choose his or her own way of life. This is a political party that have tried to do the same thing before with the Adam Lambert concert," she added.
Back in October, Lambert performed to a full-house at the Putra Indoor Stadium in Bukit Jalil , despite a PAS demonstration outside the venue itself.
Chew said the arts and sports are a uniting factor and should not be politicised. MCA central committee member Datuk Ti Lian Kerr said, "PAS should stop bullying or intimidating Malaysians who have no issues over John's concert."
Elton John, who was written classics like Your Song, Candle in the Wind and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, married David Furnish in 2005 when same-sex marriages were legalised in Britain. The show, which will be held in Genting Highlands on Nov 22, is part of the music icon's Greatest Hits Tour. - Daily Chili