Sir Elton John expressed disappointment over what he described as “lies and confusion” spread in the media about Brexit, adding that most British citizens did not understand what they voted for in 2016.
Speaking in an interview with Channel 4 News, the British singer said many Brexit-supporters were deceived with phony and ridiculous promises before the votes.
‘I doubt that Brits knew the truth about Brexit to start with,’ the glamorous music star said.
‘People in Britain got promises of something completely ludicrous and hardly economically viable. The brainwashing is now so complicated that I just don’t know what’s going on.’
The 71-year-old musician also described the vote for Brexit as “someone walking through Hampton Court maze blindfolded and being turned around 16 times trying to find a way.”
His words: ‘Brexit propagators made promises unrealistic promises…Something that wasn’t achievable with the current economic realities.
‘It is so confusing that there’s a new cereal called Brexit. But the truth is: you eat it and you throw up afterwards.’
In his statements, Sir Elton John acknowledged US president Donald Trump as a leader he believed to have the ability to end AIDS.
‘We have the drugs to stop this disease now and all it takes is for Putin, Trump, Merkel, Macron, Trudeau to say “let’s do one great humanitarian thing, let’s just end this scourge,’” the English rock singer said.
‘I am sure they can do it. It equally gets me frustrated,’ he continued, calling out Russia for growing cases of abuse against the LGBT community.
‘If people learn to embrace the uniqueness of human nature, we could get rid of the disease [AIDS] far quicker,’ he noted.