Elton John Takes Aim At Brexit: 'I Am Not A Stupid, Colonial, Imperialist English Idiot'
Elton John said he is "sick to death" of Brexit and "ashamed" of the U.K.
At a concert in Verona, Italy on Wednesday, the singer said: "I am sick to death of politicians, especially British politicians. I am sick to death of Brexit."
John has the world's attention at the moment, as his well-reviewed biopic "Rocketman" lands in theaters and he plays his final world tour.
He's used this spotlight to voice his dismay over Brexit --the UK's bungled, years-long attempt to divorce itself from the European Union.
“I am a European,” John said at his show.
“I am not a stupid, colonial, imperialist English idiot. I am ashamed of my country for what it has done. It has torn people apart.”
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In 2016, 51 percent of British citizens voted to leave the EU, the economic and political coalition of 28 European countries.
The official divorce, was supposed to happen in March, however, Parliament has rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed withdrawal agreement three times and in April, the timeline was extended through Halloween.
"It’s torn people apart," John, 72, said of Brexit.
Conservative Party leaders have failed to maintain support from both voters and members of their own party, and Prime Minister Theresa May resigned in disgrace last week after she was unable to draw up an acceptable plan for Britain to leave the EU.
John has opposed Brexit from the start. Leading up to the 2016 referendum, he declared that he’d be voting Remain.
Last year he delivered a scathing criticism of how the process had been going up to that point, accusing the Conservative Party of misinforming the public and promising “something that was completely ridiculous and wasn’t economically viable.”
“There’s a new cereal called Brexit,” he told Channel 4 News at the time. “You eat it and you throw up afterward.”
The music legend is currently on his three-year-long tour, dubbed the 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road.'
John was set to perform in Verona for a second time on Thursday, but was forced to cancel the gig after his vocal chords became inflamed due to a bad cold.
He will complete around 300 shows before his final tour ends in London in December 2020.