Elton John Delcares All Photographers Should Be Shot

May 22nd, 2006 // 8 Comments

What would we do without this bitter old queen. What happened to the Crocodile Rock era Elton? When he was fun and wearing crazy outfits? Now, he’s just becoming a joke – a loose cannon of sorts.

This time he lost it at the Cannes film festival while presenting an award. The singer launched an expletive-laden tirade against the press in Cannes late on Saturday while presenting the Chopard Trophy to actor Kevin Zegers, who co-starred in the film “Transamerica” with Felicity Huffman. Mr. John was giving a speech about Mr. Zegers talent and was interrupted.

Then, as photographers called out during his address, he added: “If you saw ‘Transamerica’ … I’m talking … you fuckwit, fucking photographers you should be shot, you should be all shot. Thank you.”

After handing the award to a smiling Zegers, he added: “They are a nightmare.”

We’re thinking Elton probably didn’t mean all photographers should be shot. I don’t think Elton’s going to go and grab a pistol and hunt down Bruce Webber, but the paparazzi may want to make sure Elton has gone through security before the attempt to take photos in his presence.

Elton John says photographers “should all be shot” [Reuters]

(Images via Saving Face)

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. lucrece

    Liz Hurley has got to be one of the most boring woman on earth!!! no personality, no charisma, no style, no nothing!!and she wears THE SAME dress over and over again !!!!! same style just different colors

  2. lulu

    e.hurley is certainly showing a bit much in pic #1 while adjusting her skirt.

  3. kat

    all photogs should STOP taking pictures of him under ANY circumstance and see how long it is before he begs for publicity

  4. Funny, how Elton never objected to the press until he started wearing roadkill for hair.

  5. ravenswing

    ALL photographers? like ppl who take pics in Afganistan, or pic of cute puppies and bunnies?

    Yeah. uh huh.

    He has a few screws loose. Not that we didn’t know that already – anyone seen the documentary his “wife” did on him LOL. Nuff said

  6. las

    Wow, imagine what he’d say about the press if they STOPPED photographing him.

    Seriously, he’s a loon, especially if he thinks they are all focused on him. If anyone should be shot…

  7. Bobby

    I imagine he is still a little bitter about his very good friend, Princess Di, seemingly being hounded “to death” by press photographers. Too bad there isn’t some middle ground on celebrity-hood.

  8. georgina

    PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE! I don’t know bout Elton John, but I definetly don’t think that Liz Hurley wants to get rid of photographers! Look at how shes posing! She is so desperate! And what exactly does she do again?

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