Wednesday, April 6, 2016

David Furnish Suggests He Deserves a Title Too

David Furnish has tried to clarify comments he made about the UK honours system, following the publication of a Daily Mail article with the headline: "If Sir Elton has a title, why don't I? asks hubby."

The filmmaker has said his words were "distorted" by the newspaper.

He was quoted as saying: "The reality is, if a woman is married to man with a title, she gets a title. I think everybody should have the same opportunities and the same privileges and the same honours."

He is said to have added: "I haven't thought about what would be an appropriate designation for the husband of a Sir."

Now Furnish has taken to Instagram to criticise the article.

Posting a black and white picture of himself with his husband, Furnish wrote: "The presentation of this shameful article is a total misrepresentation.

"My conversation has been twisted and distorted in an attempt to paint me in an unflattering light. At no point did I ever say that I personally wanted or deserved any title.

"My comments were that all men and women should be treated equally in our society and that should apply to our Honours System as well."

Furnish entered a civil partnership with Sir Elton in 2005, before the pair married in 2014.

- Digital Spy

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