Elton John's Husband Apologizes for Online Madonna Hate
David Furnish says comments were 'blown way out of proportion.'
January 20 2012 12:30 PM EST
February 05 2015 9:27 PM EST
David Furnish, husband to pop legend and recent Golden Globes also-ran Elton John, took to his Facebook page to apologize publicly for caustic comments he made after his husband of six years lost out to Madonna in the Best Original Song category.
"Wow! What a tempest in a teapot. My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion," he wrote. "My passion for our film Gnomeo & Juliet and belief in Elton's song really got my emotional juices going. But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all the best for next week's premiere of the film W.E."
It was Facebook where Furnish originally made his feelings known, saying "Madonna. Best Song???? F**k off!!!" Furnish also disparaged the Material Girl's speech, calling it "embarrassing in its narcissism."