Molly Meldrum is involved in editorial controversy over comments made by Elton John concerning Madonna which aired on Channel 7′s Sunday Night program last night.
In the Sunday night interview, Elton described Madonna as a “f—ing fairground stripper” whose career was over.
“Why is she such a nightmare? Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger c—,” Elton John said.
3AW’s entertainment reporter Peter Ford told Ross and John he had been contacted by Elton John’s publicity team, first saying the claims made by Molly Meldrum were rubbish.
Pete Ford said after telling Elton John’s representative that the claims had aired on television, he was told that the conversation was allegedly ‘off-the-record’.
“Elton’s been around long enough to know that if there’s a camera there and someone’s standing behind it with a red light on… It’s still being recorded,” Peter Ford told 3AW Breakfast.
Speaking with 3AW Breakfast, Molly Meldrum said he was taken aback by Elton John’s comments attacking Madonna.
“I love Elton, but when he launched into Madonna I slightly went into shock because Madonna also is a friend of mine,” Molly Meldrum told Ross and John. “But I have to say that she has been very naughty of late.”
Peter Ford said Molly Meldrum had a good enough relationship with Elton John to not do the wrong thing by him.
“Unless you actually specify it’s off the record, then everything is up for grabs,” he said.
Peter Ford said he had been asked to give Molly Meldrum’s phone number to Elton’s publicity team, as Elton was demanding he speak with him, but he respectfully declined.
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