To discuss gay rights in Russia...
Elton John

Elton John has always been a high profile critic of Russia's tragic erosion of gay rights.

The singer has continually spoken out against the treatment of homosexual people in the country, even making a short but emotional speech during a recent Russian show.

Now Elton has stated that he would be willing to meet with Vladimir Putin to discuss the issue. Speaking to BBC News, the singer said that Putin's attitudes were "isolating and prejudiced" and "ridiculous", while also pinpointing comments the Russian President made in 2014 about gay people targeting children.

"Give me a break," John said. "You are President of Russia, and you go and say stupid things like that?" "I would like to meet (Vladimir Putin)," he added. "It's probably pie in the sky... He may laugh behind my back when he shuts the door, and call me an absolute idiot, but at least I can think I have the conscience to say I tried."

Currently on tour, Elton John recently performed in Ukraine where he met with President Petro Poroshenko and urged him to give his support to the LGBT community.

(via NME)

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