David Furnish Slams 'Shameful' Article Claiming He Asked For A Knighthood
David Furnish has taken to Instagram to blast an article that appeared to claim that he thought he deserved a knighthood.
The star, who has been with Sir Elton John for 21 years, has explained that his comments were taken out of context and he was really asking a broader question about equal rights for the LGBT+ community.
Elton was awarded with a knighthood for his services to music back in 1998 and if he were to marry a woman, his wife would automatically become ‘Lady John’.
However, the honours system will not update to reflect the changes to the Marriage Law for same-sex couples and The Equality [Titles] Bill 2013 attempted to change the rules but it didn’t go any further.
Speaking to the Daily Mail about the entire situation, David shared: “I am for 100 per cent equality across the board for everybody, in all walks of life. So the designation of a title is an example of something we need in order to get there.
"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.
"I think if we could just level the playing field in life as much as possible, then we’d all be in a much better place.”
David was then left understandably furious when the newspaper in question ran his quotes with the headline: “If Sir Elton has a title, why don’t I? asks hubby”.
Sharing a screenshot of the article on Instagram, the activist captioned the image with: “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.”
Which are very fair comments to make, we think you’ll all agree.
The Daily Mail are yet to respond to David’s criticism.