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Elton John explodes in Taiwan...
This Is London ^ | 9/23/04

Posted on 09/23/2004 7:34:27 AM PDT by Alex Murphy

Raging 'Rocket Man' explodes By This is London 23 September 2004

Sir Elton John branded photographers in Taiwan "rude, vile pigs" today in a furious airport bust-up.

The star arrived in the country to play a concert, the last date in his tour of the Far East.

But after touching down at Taipei's Chiang Kai-Shek airport by private jet in the early hours of this morning, he was besieged by photographers and TV crews.

Taiwanese news channel ETTV showed Sir Elton, dressed in a royal blue tracksuit and matching sunglasses, clenching his teeth and muttering expletives as he stood with his arms crossed tightly across his chest.

"Rude, vile pigs!" he shouted. "Do you know what that means? Rude, vile pigs. That's what all of you are."

One of the photographers shouted back: "Why don't you get out of Taiwan?"

Sir Elton replied: "We'd love to get out of Taiwan if it's full of people like you. Pig! Pig!"

The star, who recently performed in Shanghai and Hong Kong, said: "We had a great tour of the Far East and then we come to Taiwan."

It is not the first time the 57-year-old singer has lost his temper in public.

In the fly-on-the-wall documentary Tantrums And Tiaras, made by his partner David Furnish, he famously threw a fit when a female fan waved at him and shouted "Yoo hoo!" on the tennis court of his French Riviera hotel.

He stormed off court saying: "I'm never coming back to the south of France again."

A spokeswoman for Sir Elton accused police and airport security officials of failing to protect the star but said he was "bravely" carrying on with tonight's concert at the Chung Shan soccer stadium.

"Elton John's arrival at Taipei Airport was greeted by what can only be described as chaos and confusion," the spokeswoman said.

"No sooner had he disembarked from the aircraft, he was led into the public immigration area of the airport which was immediately besieged by hordes of photographers and live TV crews intent upon disrupting his progress.

"The local police and security at the airport failed to protect Elton John from the ensuing chaos.

"Despite this frightening arrival, his spirits remain high and he is looking forward to performing the concert."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doyounknowwhoiam; eltonjohn; madameeltonjohn
Yeah, I know - you hoped the headline was literally true. Sorry to disappoint you!
1 posted on 09/23/2004 7:34:27 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

And it seems to me,
He lived his life,
Like a fat man full of wind,
Never knowing who to shout at,
When the plane came in.


2 posted on 09/23/2004 7:36:42 AM PDT by Slipperduke (*lurks*)
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To: Alex Murphy

Rude vile pigs? What about his rude, vile WIGS?


3 posted on 09/23/2004 7:37:21 AM PDT by edpc
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To: Alex Murphy

Sir Elton is all wet--it's raining in Taipei tonight!


4 posted on 09/23/2004 7:37:23 AM PDT by twntaipan (How Do You Spell Fraud? R-A-T-h-e-r)
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To: Alex Murphy

There are so many ways that headline can be taken.


5 posted on 09/23/2004 7:37:34 AM PDT by RushCrush (Republicans think every day is July 4. Democrats think every day is April 15- R. Reagan)
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To: Slipperduke

Lifestyles of the Mentally Ill


6 posted on 09/23/2004 7:38:24 AM PDT by motzman (to the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time.....)
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To: Alex Murphy

Isn't it time that he got a real job?


7 posted on 09/23/2004 7:38:43 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Slipperduke

LOL


8 posted on 09/23/2004 7:40:34 AM PDT by SilentServiceCPOWife (I think...therefore, I am a conservative.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Hey Elton: What's a fudgepacker?


9 posted on 09/23/2004 7:43:01 AM PDT by Indie (Ignorance of the truth is no excuse for stupidity.)
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To: Alex Murphy

"Elton John explodes in Taiwan...,"

When did Elton John convert to Islam?


10 posted on 09/23/2004 7:43:25 AM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: Alex Murphy
The star, who recently performed in Shanghai and Hong Kong, said: "We had a great tour of the Far East and then we come to Taiwan."

The elite get very uncomfortable when the people are not under strict control.

12 posted on 09/23/2004 7:44:15 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: Indie

About time people quit treating this subject like it's off limits, too.


13 posted on 09/23/2004 7:44:18 AM PDT by Indie (Ignorance of the truth is no excuse for stupidity.)
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To: Alex Murphy
"I'm never coming back to the south of France again."

Lucky frogs.

14 posted on 09/23/2004 7:44:34 AM PDT by rickmichaels (God Bless America, Land That I Love)
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To: Alex Murphy

Oh, I thought it was a weight related explosion!
15 posted on 09/23/2004 7:45:47 AM PDT by BigLittle
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To: Alex Murphy

The bitch is back.


16 posted on 09/23/2004 7:46:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Alex Murphy

The only thing worse for attention seekers like him would be to be ignored.


17 posted on 09/23/2004 7:47:13 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: CzarNicky
When did Elton John convert to Islam?

LOL. Better Elton John explodes in Taiwan than Cat Stevens explodes in NYC.

18 posted on 09/23/2004 7:48:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: BigLittle

My, she's looking matronly, is she?


19 posted on 09/23/2004 7:49:53 AM PDT by WashingtonSource (Freedom is not free.)
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To: RushCrush
There are so many ways that headline can be taken.

Something about a twink he met in a men's room.

20 posted on 09/23/2004 7:51:18 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: CzarNicky

good one


21 posted on 09/23/2004 7:53:33 AM PDT by al baby (she stuned my little beeber)
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To: Alex Murphy

Mad dogs and Englishmen (are often one in the same).


22 posted on 09/23/2004 7:54:19 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: Alex Murphy
"Rude, vile pigs!" he shouted. "Do you know what that means? Rude, vile pigs. That's what all of you are."

You brutes! You brutes!

23 posted on 09/23/2004 7:55:36 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Alex Murphy
Elton John explodes in Taiwan...

You tease...

:-(

24 posted on 09/23/2004 7:56:09 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (--Your message could post here--)
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To: Alex Murphy
Good thing he wasn't born a little earlier and became a member of the Beatles. He would never have been able to cope with the attention.
25 posted on 09/23/2004 7:56:09 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Alex Murphy


I hope he didnt splatter any decent people.


26 posted on 09/23/2004 7:56:47 AM PDT by weezel
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To: Alex Murphy

I was looking forward to a picture.


27 posted on 09/23/2004 7:56:48 AM PDT by Savage Rider
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To: brewcrew

Who's Eldon John?


28 posted on 09/23/2004 7:57:19 AM PDT by Twinkie
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To: Alex Murphy

"Sir Elton replied: "We'd love to get out of Taiwan if it's full of people like you. Pig! Pig!"

It's amazing what a lot of money does to people's attitudes. His outburst is oddly similar to outbursts from Theresa Heinz Kerry.


29 posted on 09/23/2004 7:57:37 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Oh, by the way -- thanks for the Internet, Al!)
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To: CzarNicky
When did Elton John convert to Islam?

ROFLOL

30 posted on 09/23/2004 7:58:14 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: Alex Murphy

Was he standing next to Michael Moore after a chili eating contest?


31 posted on 09/23/2004 7:59:10 AM PDT by Dionysius
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To: Alex Murphy
Elton John explodes in Taiwan...

You're a tease...;o)

And, Elton is a Prima Donna.

32 posted on 09/23/2004 8:03:08 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: Alex Murphy

I would like to see the end result of an Elton John concert in Saudi Arabia.

33 posted on 09/23/2004 8:08:36 AM PDT by StoneFury (The only thing hippies understand is the fist)
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To: nutmeg

bttt


35 posted on 09/23/2004 8:09:26 AM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Comrade Hillary - 6/28/04)
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To: Alex Murphy

Hissy fit Bump


36 posted on 09/23/2004 8:13:24 AM PDT by kanawa (Only losers look for exit strategies. Winners figure out how to win.)
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To: Alex Murphy

as long as he stays away from Harley Fest I don't care


37 posted on 09/23/2004 8:13:46 AM PDT by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: proud American in Canada

Theresa Heinz Kerry is the first person I though of too.
I wonder if he's been taking "civility" lessons from her?


38 posted on 09/23/2004 8:15:58 AM PDT by Chewbacco (Well, if ribbons and medals are identical, then by his own admission he did throw away his medals!!)
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To: Alex Murphy

I hope the Taiwanese people boo him off the stage!

The putz!


39 posted on 09/23/2004 8:31:38 AM PDT by Bigh4u2
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To: Alex Murphy
Sir Elton John branded photographers in Taiwan "rude, vile pigs" today in a furious airport bust-up.

Perhaps the Taiwanese just detest mincing, prancing, ruffled fairies, Sir Elton.

What a joke. They pass out knighthoods to queers and jerks.

40 posted on 09/23/2004 8:40:14 AM PDT by JesseHousman (Execute Mumia Abu-Jamal)
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To: skeeter

Yeah, the sequins on his bomb belt could hurt a lot of good folks...

;)


41 posted on 09/23/2004 8:41:22 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Slipperduke

LOL. Very quickly done.


42 posted on 09/23/2004 8:59:20 AM PDT by Defiant (The Democrat ticket has Johnarea, an STD (SocialisticallyTransmitted Disease).)
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To: Alex Murphy

The title reminded me of Meat Loaf in the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Didn't he eat too much and explode?


43 posted on 09/23/2004 12:08:11 PM PDT by kdot
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To: Alex Murphy

Someone needs to kick his diet pill habit.
The time has come when only the Taiwanese press want his picture, yet he hasn't figured it out yet.


44 posted on 09/23/2004 12:10:27 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Watch for a CBS employee in a trench coat going by DeepWord.....)
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To: Alex Murphy
"Elton John explodes in Taiwan..."

"... on impact. There were no survivors and the flight recorders have been recovered and are being examined. Weight distribution problems, in addition to trim deficiencies, are believed to have been the cause."

45 posted on 09/23/2004 12:11:10 PM PDT by BlueLancer (Der Elite Møøsënspåånkængrüppen ØberKømmändø (EMØØK))
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To: Alex Murphy

I went to an Elton John concert as a kid. It was my first rock concert. It was so bad I never went to another concert. I just assumed if someone of his stature wasn't worth seeing, then nobody was.


46 posted on 09/23/2004 12:11:18 PM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: Savage Rider
You wanted a picture. Drudge has a picture this morning, of Elton from his Taiwan visit.


47 posted on 09/24/2004 8:38:58 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Psalm 73)
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