Elton John's Shout-Out Could Get Him Barred From China
Singer dedicated entire show to dissident Ai Weiwei
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2012 2:20 AM CST
Pop icon Elton John performs in Beijing Sunday night.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Chinese Elton John fans who missed his sold-out show in Beijing last night may never get another chance to see the superstar. In a move certain to infuriate authorities, the singer dedicated his "whole show" to dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the South China Morning Post reports. A murmur of shock went through the audience after John praised Ai's "spirit and talent," the AP reports.

After the concert, John posed for photos backstage with the artist and his son. "I really like him, although we only spent 10 minutes together. Sincere, generous," Ai tweeted. After Bjork dedicated a song at a 2008 concert in Shanghai to the Tibetan independence movement, China clamped down on Western artists performing in the county.

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Nov 28, 2012 4:27 AM CST
He is right, you leftist scum. I support every country which bans homos or pedofiles - such as this elton johnny - perform for large crowd. You pushed your sick, perverted and degenerated "alternative lifestyle" too deep into societies. Thanks God there are healthy countries which hang homos - such as Iran - so you cannot declare world-wide "victory" for your deviant, anti-Family crap.
Nov 27, 2012 7:24 AM CST
Leave the flaming ho mo alone!
Nov 26, 2012 11:22 PM CST
I bet none of the China-haters have ever been to the country and don't know anybody there. They just believe what they are told to believe.