Elton John Says Life Will be Difficult for His Son

Elton John says he is worried about the homophobia his son, Zachary, may face because he has two fathers.

BY Jeremy Kinser

August 21 2012 3:03 PM ET

Elton John says he is worried about the homophobia his son, Zachary, may face because he has two fathers, according to a new profile in Radio Times.

“Being the child of someone famous is a huge ball and chain around your ankles,” the entertainer says. “It’s going to be very difficult.”

John and civil partner David Furnish became parents to Zachary Christmas Day 2010 using a donor egg and a surrogate.

“At school other children will say, ‘You don’t have a mummy,’” John offers. “We’ve come a long way, but there’s still homophobia and will be until a new generation of parents don’t instil it in their children.”

The 65-year-old entertainer also reveals that Zachary calls him “Daddy” around the home and refers to Furnish as “Papa.”

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