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."
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