Elton John calls Venice mayor 'bigot' (2)

'Extremely silly' move to ban kids' 'gender' books says singer

(ANSA) - Rome, August 17 - Sir Elton John has attacked the new mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, for banning children's books about homosexuality from the city's schools. "Beautiful Venice is indeed sinking, but not as fast as the boorishly bigoted Brugnaro," he said. Sir Elton, who has two children with his partner David Furnish, used his Instagram page to slam Brugnaro's "divisive" move alongside a picture of one of the "Furnish-John family's favourite storybooks". He continued: "It champions an all-inclusive world where families come in all shapes, sizes and colours. And most importantly, that families are about love. Our boys adore it.
    And in the opposing corner we have Luigi Brugnaro, the extremely silly looking mayor of Venice." Brugnaro, elected at the end of May on an independent centre-right ticket, has banned 49 books he said promoted gender theory and gay marriage.


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