Elton, we salute you!
There’s no question that Her Royal Highness Lord Elton of John is a British, nay, international institution. It is almost with an air of pride that the British press are this morning reporting that 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. “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!”
Two things strike us at World of Wonder’s London office. Firstly, how will Elton now take to the stage and say, as performers always do, “It’s great to be back in Taiwan (or wherever) again, you are such a lovely audience,” when all of them will now know that he thinks they are just a bunch of rude, vile pigs? But we also cannot help but wonder what on earth has caught the attention of the man standing behind Elton in the airport photo! When did you ever see someone look so shocked? Your suggestions welcome.
* These sentiments do NOT represent the views of World of Wonder or its staff or the British populous in general, who all firmly believe that the Taiwanese are actually rather cool on the whole.