Monday, December 5, 2011
Elton Attends World AIDS Day in Sydney
Sir Elton John has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the ‘fascists, idiots and a********’ who stigmatise Aids victims.
The singer said doctors and campaigners were on the brink of beating the illness, but attitudes had to change too.
‘This is not a faggots’ f****** disease any more. This is a worldwide disease that affects everybody,’ he said.
Sir Elton, 64, added: ‘If we can de-stigmatise this disease once and for all, we are really going to beat it.
‘Let’s get rid of this disgusting stigma and get these people who are such fascists, such idiots, and such a******** to understand that people have a right to live with dignity.’
Since 1992 Sir Elton has run the Elton John Aids Foundation, which has raised more than £140million to find a cure.
Speaking in Sydney, Australia on World Aids Day, an annual event to raise awareness of the condition, he said the world needed to ‘fight a new war....to actually kill the disease once and for all.
‘We’ve got this disease really by the scruff of the neck, but we cannot loosen that grip we have on it.
‘If governments start backing out and stop funding, then the epidemic will start to balloon again.
‘Let’s get rid of this disease when we have the chance to. And we do have the chance.’
- Daily Mail