Sir Elton John has no tolerance for homophobia, and now the legend has blamed social media for allowing hate speech to slide on their platforms. In an interview with BBC News on Friday (June 8), John said that major social media companies "haven't done anything to try to stem the flow of hate on the internet," and proposed that a boycott could make them take action.
"I don't know why they allow it. It's supposed to be free speech, but the things that are on social media are so disgusting that there has to be action taken by the people who own these companies... People say, 'well, what about my freedom of speech?' Well, sod your freedom of speech," he said.
John explained that a boycott -- thus, lack of revenue -- would make social media giants "sit up" and take a stance against homophobic hate speech on their platforms.