Elton John, who is prepping a run of shows in Russia, has already been met with resistance by a parent’s group opposing his presence as homosexual propaganda; now, a Russian Islamic leader has called the Rocket Man’s oeuvre the “devil’s work.”
According to Billboard, Seidzhagfar Lutfullin told local press that Elton is “the devil’s work in the shape of a pederast,” adding that “Sodomy . . . is what the world famous homosexual Elton John, who recently wed a man in public, is promoting.”
Elton has previously has said that he’ll go ahead with the concerts—consequences be damned. He faces 15 days in prison and a $150 fine for breaking the country’s anti-gay laws.
Elton’s Moscow shows are scheduled for December 7 at Crocus City Hall and Dec. 9 in Kazan.