Singer Elton John’s lurid stage performance with six teen-age
strippers wearing Cub Scout uniforms, at a gala London event honoring
the homosexual rights group Stonewall, is being both applauded and
The strippers, all 18- and 19-year-old professionals, were wearing
Cub Scout uniforms and hats when Elton John took the hand of each
“scout” and introduced them to the VIP audience at London’s Albert Hall.
Following their introduction, the teen-agers began to strip off their
uniforms — which are worn by real scouts between the ages of 7 and 11
– revealing “tight undies,” according to the British Internet
publication The Sun.
The striptease was performed to the song, “It’s a sin,” by the
notorious homosexual band, the Pet Shop Boys, and included such
suggestive behavior as strippers kneeling before Elton John in obscene
poses while grabbing their crotches.
Child and family advocacy groups were outraged at the display.
George Michael, in black, joins Elton John on stage, for parody of homosexual sex with “Cub Scouts.”
“Stonewall should be condemned for holding boys up as sex objects,”
said Valerie Riches, head of Family and Youth Concern, a British
Don Wildmon, president of the American Family Association told WorldNetDaily that he was not at all surprised
at the event.
“Considering Hollywood’s attitude toward sex and homosexuals, it’s
really not surprising. It’s something you would expect.” Wildmon also
said the lack of media reaction was to be expected.
“Had this been a racial incident, or a reverse incident which in some
way negatively portrayed the homosexual lifestyle, we’d have seen it
everywhere in the media,” he said.
However, a spokesman for Elton John claims that he does not
understand why people are offended, The Sun reported.
“The whole performance was a bit of high camp in the great British
tradition of comedy like Benny Hill,” said John’s spokesman. “It was
meant to be a bit of fun for an appropriate audience.”
That audience had gathered to support, among other things,
Stonewall’s efforts to lower the age of homosexual consent in Britain to
16, and included the well-known British model and actress Elizabeth
Another Stonewall spokeswoman added, “The routine was one of a number
that provided a great evening of entertainment. To read anything more
into it would be wrong.”
Elton John, in red, during male striptease performance in London’s Albert Hall.
One of those other routines was the show’s grand finale, consisting
of such celebrities as Kulture Klub, Lily Savage and George Michael on
stage amid a shower of confetti being released from long, suggestively
shaped balloons, according to the report.
Singer George Michael told the audience he wanted to be remembered
for writing songs and for introducing the practice of soliciting casual
homosexual sex in public restrooms, otherwise known as “cottaging,” to
the entertainment industry.
The choice of Cub Scouts as the object of obscene sexual parody
likely stems from the ongoing legal battles between homosexual activists
and the Boy Scouts of America over
whether the private organization should be forced to admit homosexuals.
Although the California Supreme Court in 1998 ruled unanimously that
scouting is a voluntary and private social organization with the
authority to exclude homosexuals and atheists, more recently the New
Jersey Supreme Court ruled — again unanimously — in the opposite
In Dale vs. Boy Scouts of America, the New Jersey high court ruled
that, “Boy Scouts’ activities are designed to build character and
instill moral principles. Nothing before us, however, suggests that one
of Boy Scouts’ purposes is to promote the view that homosexuality is
Lawyers for the Boy Scouts of America have vowed to appeal the New
Jersey decision to the United States Supreme Court.