Elton John: I’m Happy To Be Pranked If It Puts Russian LGBT Rights Back In The Headlines [AUDIO: The Call]

“Pranks are funny. Homophobia, however is never funny. I love Russia and my offer to talk to President Putin about LGBT rights still stands. I will always stand up for those that are being degraded and discriminated against. If this unfortunate incident has helped push this vital issue back into the spotlight, then I am happy to be pranked on this occasion.” – Elton John, posting today to his Instagram page.

AUDIO: The pranksters have released their call.