Elton John’s husband has apologized to Madonna on Facebook, following comments he made that the Queen of Pop didn’t deserve the Golden Globe award she won on Sunday.
John’s husband and producer David Furnish was publically upset after Madonna took home the Best Song award for “Masterpiece,” a song written for her upcoming film, W.E. Elton John was also nominated in the same category for his song “Hello, Hello” from Gnomeo & Juliet. During the Golden Globes, the camera also caught John’s chilly reaction to Madonna’s win.
“Madonna. Best song???? F— off!!!” Furnish wrote on Facebook shortly after the announcement. “Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in it’s [sic] narcissism.”
He also noted that Madonna’s recent criticism of Gaga shows “how desperate she really is.” Madonna recently slammed Lady Gaga in a Nightline interview and called her music “reductive.”
However, Furnish retracted his comments on Thursday, saying it was his passion for Gnomeo & Juliet — which he produced — got the best of him.
“Wow! What a tempest in a teapot,” Furnish said. “My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion. My passion for our film Gnomeo & Juliet and belief in Elton’s song really got my emotional juices going.”
“But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all the best for next week’s premiere of the film W.E.,” he added.
According to Us Magazine, Madonna said she hoped her win wouldn’t get to Elton too much, as the two have been known to feud in the past.
“I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years,” Madonna said. “He’s been known to get mad at me so I don’t know. He’s brilliant and I adore him so he’ll win another award. I don’t feel bad!”
This isn’t the first time a high-profile person has turned to social networking to air frustrations. Here’s a look at other celebrities who have experienced public online meltdowns.