Sir Elton John’s Fears for son Zachary

Sir Elton John’s Fears for son Zachary

In a recent interview with the Radio Times, Sir Elton John revealed that he’s concerned that his son Zachary will be a victim of homophobia because of his upbringing.

The 65-year old singer and his long term partner David Furnish became parents to Zachary in December 2010 with the use of a surrogate mother and donated egg.

Sir Elton commented; “At school other children will say, 'You don't have a mummy'.

“We've come a long way, but there's still homophobia and will be until a new generation of parents don't instil it in their children.

"It's natural for him. He calls me 'Daddy' and David 'Papa'"

In a rare interview with the star, he opened up about parenthood going on to say that he also believes that his son’s childhood will be difficult at times with such well-known parents – adding that the toddler is not yet aware of his father’s fame.

"I want music to be a huge part of his life. I sit him on my lap and he doesn't bang the piano,"

"He tries to copy me but he's not formed enough yet to know what I do, thank God.

"When he finds out, he'll look at me as if I'm bonkers. Being the child of someone famous is a huge ball and chain around your ankles.

"It's going to be very difficult."

  • Do you think that Sir Elton is right to be concerned about Zachary being exposed to homophobia?
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