Elton John Flip Flops: Kicking People Off The Internet Is Good! No, Bad! No, Good!

from the does-he-even-know-what-he's-saying? dept

Sometimes you have to wonder if certain celebrities even know what they're talking about half the time. A few years back, Elton John went on an anti-internet tirade, where he suggested shutting down the entire internet for five years for the sake of saving music. So, it was a bit of a surprise a few weeks back to see him among the list of big name rockstars coming out against kicking people off the internet for file sharing. Apparently, though, no one told Elton John that he was on that list, because now he's switched positions again and is saying that he's all for Peter Mandelson's proposal to kick people off the internet. Yes, just a couple weeks after his name was on a document against the very same proposal. Perhaps we shouldn't take much of what his opinion is this week seriously, when even he doesn't seem to know what it is.


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    Dark Helmet (profile), Sep 22nd, 2009 @ 3:01pm

    Well...

    He's always said he likes it both ways, if you take my meaning....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 22nd, 2009 @ 3:17pm

    Blah, I was all prepared to come post some "both ways" comment, but I've been beaten.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 22nd, 2009 @ 3:53pm

    Beaten both ways, no less.

     

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    Clay, Sep 22nd, 2009 @ 3:55pm

    I speak for most people when I say...

    I'm all for kicking Elton John off the internet. Entirely. His songs, all merchandise, his online ticket sales, the store that sells him those silly glasses, and all fan sites of his. The world would be a better place.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 22nd, 2009 @ 4:28pm

    Bennie and The

     

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    ChimpBush McHitlerBurton, Sep 22nd, 2009 @ 4:52pm

    Starting with 1971's "Madman Across the Water" and ending with 1975's "Rock of the Westies"... The period of Elton's "good" work is far behind him. (Mind you, that's Elton AND Bernie's good work).

    Should it be any surprise that an aging, hairless, miopic, gay (bitch please; that "marriage" was a joke) Englishman has an attitude about new technology as old as an Aeolian Pianola?

    Why do we even bother with the commentary from these flipping dinosaurs?

    Reginald, get in line behind Neil Young and count your lucky stars we don't take your doilies away.

    CBMHB

     

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    HardyHar, Sep 22nd, 2009 @ 4:57pm

    Since I've got no real grasp on what's what, I'll spew whatever line my label tells me and fsck all you fans off the internet. How do you like me now?

    Silence.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

     

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    Eric Londaits (profile), Sep 22nd, 2009 @ 5:39pm

    First of all, EJ's "anti-internet tirade" wasn't about P2P but rather about the fact that musicians not meeting face to face would have a bad effect on music.

    Next, if you check the linked article with EJ's supposedly attack on the internet banning proposal you'll see that it wasn't EJ himself that spoke against the measure, but rather an organization that represents him and many other artists... so it's likely that the organization's views don't necessarily represent his own.

    I see no contradiction. EJ's opinion seems mostly inconsequential and not likely to affect policy, and this article does nothing to bring intelligence to the debate.

     

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    Voidfnord, Sep 22nd, 2009 @ 5:59pm

    ChimpBush McHitlerBurton ... you sir are a genius.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 4:06am

    Senility is hard, give the poor old man a break.

     

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    Tracie, Sep 24th, 2009 @ 5:12pm

    Kicking Elton off

    God you people have no class!!You obviously don`t know true talent!Go listen to your rap crap and be done with it.

     

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    Tracie, Sep 24th, 2009 @ 5:12pm

    Kicking Elton off

    God you people have no class!!You obviously don`t know true talent!Go listen to your rap crap and be done with it.

     

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    Flip Flop Shop, Mar 4th, 2010 @ 12:56pm

    Kick him off

    Well tbh Tracie I dont really know about that lol...is he that good?

     

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