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Elton John attacks new ‘era of censorship’ in America

17 July 2004


“There’s an atmosphere of fear in America right now that is deadly. Everyone is too career-conscious. They’re all too scared.”

British singer Elton John has attacked what he calls a McCarthy-like “era of censorship” in America. Entertainers who speak out against the Bush administration or its policy on Iraq, he claimed, risk scorn and damage to their livelihood.
“There’s an atmosphere of fear in America right now that is deadly. Everyone is too career-conscious. They’re all too scared,” he added. Entertainment consumers “do not look for us to take sides”, Elton continued.
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