Elton John lets rip at security in Perth

Look, it’s fair to say we don’t know the whole story here but Elton John for PM, please and thank you.

The English legend halted his second Australian farewell concert in Perth last night – one of the final of around 300 in the Farewell Yellow Brick Road worldwide tour – to give security an absolute mouthful when he saw a couple of guards apparently ejecting a woman from the venue.

“Hey, you two security guards with the girl, fuck off,” Sir Elton can be heard saying in a video of the exchange.
“Let her up here immediately. Come on you cunts.
“Morons. Both of you morons,” he continued.
“You don’t treat girls like that. Leave her alone you turds.”

Whilst obviously we don’t know the full story or why the woman was ejected from the venue, it must have been a pretty forcible ejection for Sir Elton to arc up the way he did.

Most fans on Twitter praised Sir Elton’s rant (which he soon apologised for) but some didn’t approve:

Not that he hasn’t yelled at security before – like this time he told security to ‘sit the fuck down, please,’ for stopping fans from dancing at a show in Leicester three years ago:

To be fair, Sir Elton really only seems to get riled up when the people paying money to see him perform are having that experience impeded. It isn’t his fault there are no visible crowd barriers in the video from Leicester to help with crowd safety, is it?

Again, I don’t know what the woman did to attract the attention of security and I am not defending her actions, but I do applaud anyone that calls out inappropriate behaviour at shows, whoever they are and however they do it.
Even if it’s Sir Elton John dropping the C-bomb.

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Australian Tour

Wednesday, 4th December 2019
Botanic Park Adelaide, Adelaide
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Thursday, 5th December 2019
Botanic Park Adelaide, Adelaide
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Saturday, 7th December
A Day On The Green, Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong
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Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
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Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
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Saturday, 14th December 2019
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
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Sunday, 15th December 2019 
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
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Wednesday, 18th December 2019
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
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Thursday, 19th December 2019 
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
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Saturday, 21st December 2019
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney
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Monday, 23rd December 2019
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney
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Tuesday, 7th January 2020
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
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Thursday, 9th January 2020 
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
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Saturday, 11th January 2020
Hope Estate, Hunter Valley NSW
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Sunday, 12th January 2020 
Hope Estate, Hunter Valley NSW
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Saturday, 18th January 2020
Sirromet Wines – A Day On The Green, Mount Cotton QLD
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Sunday, 19th January 2020
Sirromet Wines – A Day On The Green, Mount Cotton QLD
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Wednesday, 22nd January 2020
Carrington Park, Bathurst
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Saturday, 25th January 2020
Hanging Rock, VIC
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Sunday, 26th January 2020 
Hanging Rock, VIC
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Wednesday, 29th January 2020
All Saints Estate – A Day On The Green, Rutherglen VIC
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Friday, 31st January 2020
Rochford Wines – A Day On The Green, Yarra Valley
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Saturday, 1st February 2020 
Rochford Wines – A Day On The Green, Yarra Valley
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Saturday, 22nd February
AAMI Park, Melbourne
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Tuesday, 25th February 
C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour
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Wednesday, 26th February
C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour
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Saturday, 29th February
North Queensland Stadium, Townsville
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Tuesday, 3rd March
Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast
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Wednesday, 4th March 
Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast
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Saturday, 7th March
Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
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Feature photo: AAP