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Elton on Brexit fallout: ‘People have been OK about gay marriage and suddenly they’re not’

Elton on Brexit fallout: ‘People have been OK about gay marriage and suddenly they’re not’

Elton John on the cover of this year’s album Wonderful Crazy Night

Elton John has discussed his feeling about post-referendum Britain in a revealing new interview.

In it he declares: ‘You know, I don’t like it here at the moment, to be honest. I don’t like the hatred here.’

The star also added: ‘It’s like David said recently. It’s like a boil has been lanced that was there for a long time and suddenly all this hatred has come to the surface.’

He made the comments in an interview with the Guardian. He was promoting his Tate Modern photography exhibit The Radical Eye.

The Your Song star added: ‘People have been OK about gay marriage and things like that and suddenly they’re not. I have never, ever thought this of this country until now.

‘I was always proud to come from here and to live here, because there are different opposing views about everything but it’s a pretty civilised place. At the moment, though, it’s not, and I don’t like it. It’s horrible.’

The icon also shares his thoughts on Donald Trump in the interview, conducted before last week’s result. ‘This election is like waiting to see if you’ve got cancer or not,’ he says.

He furthermore added: ‘Trump is the only person I have ever known who can tell out-and-out lies and people just don’t seem to care.

‘“I survived an assassination attempt.” No you fucking didn’t. He tweeted it and his son tweeted it and it’s just lies.’