Elton John got a call from a president that hates gay rights but loves posting homoerotic photos.

Elton John got a call from a president that hates gay rights but loves posting homoerotic photos.
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Everyone's favorite shirtless president: Vladimir Putin.

Sir Elton John posted on Instagram that he received a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin after requesting a meeting to discuss gay rights. Elton suggested meeting with Putin because of Russia's increasingly hostile attitude towards the LGBT community. The Kremlin has since denied that they spoke, so either Elton is really trying to force this or a morning DJ with a convincing Russian accent made a really mean prank phone call.

While a Kremlin spokesman insists the two have not spoken, he did not rule out a future meeting:

"If the president does get such a signal from Elton John, the president has always been open to discuss any... human rights problems, any issues. He is always ready to clarify the real situation."

So, Elton may yet get his wish (or yet get his wish publicly confirmed). It's not likely that any Russian policy or "real situation" will be clarified, but perhaps Elton can ask Putin to clarify why he posts all those shirtless pictures of himself doing manly things in the woods.

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