Elton John Defends Taron Egerton’s Role in ‘Rocketman’

Elton John Defends Taron Egerton's Role in 'Rocketman'

Elton John is defending Taron Egerton, who portrays him in his upcoming biopic Rocketman.

Taron became the subject of criticism for being a straight actor playing a gay man.

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“That’s all bulls**t, I’m sorry,” Elton told The Sun in response to the critique.

He added, “If people don’t like it, review-wise, or it doesn’t make one dollar, it’s the movie I wanted to make and that’s all that counts. I can look back and say, ‘You know what, I love it. I can live with it.’”

Hear what Taron had to say about the backlash from the LGBTQ community.

Rocketman hits theaters on May 31st.