August 23, 2012
Elton John Fears His Son Will Be Bullied
Elton John is preparing himself and his adopted son for what looks to be a childhood filled with intimidation, persecution and physical violence. The "Rocket Man," speaking with Radio Times, says that Zachary faces many hurdles as a child:
"Being the child of someone famous is a huge ball and chain around your ankles. It's going to be very difficult."
"At school other children will say, 'You don't have a mummy.' We've come a long way, but there's still homophobia and will be until a new generation of parents don't instill it in their children," he added.
Zachary was born to Elton and his partnerDavid Furnish via surrogate on Christmas Day 2010. Since then, the pair have mentioned interest in obtaining another child through surrogacy.