Elton John won't play Egypt anytime soon

Posted on 04 May 2010 at 4:03pm

The Advocate reports today that Elton John has been officially banned from playing a private show later this month in Egypt. Mounir al-Wasimi, head of Egypt’s Musician Union, wasn’t too happy about John’s comments on the Arab country’s treatment of gays and lesbians or his idea that Jesus was gay.

“The news agency quoted Mounir al-Wasimi, the head of Egypt’s Musician Union, as saying that his country could not allow a homosexual who wants to ban religions, claimed that the prophet Issa (Jesus) was gay and calls for Middle Eastern countries to allow gays to have sexual freedom to perform there.”

But on the upside, Next Fall, John’s show he produced with David Furnish, scored a slew of Tony nominations today, including one for Best Play.

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