Elton John's Husband David Furnish Apologizes For Slamming Madonna's Globes Speech

Entertainment Jan. 19, 2012 AT 6:29PM
Elton John's Husband David Furnish Apologizes For Slamming Madonna's Globes Speech Credit: Kevin Mazur/VF11/WireImage.com; Gareth Cattermole/Getty

Four days after Elton John's husband David Furnish slammed Madonna's Golden Globes acceptance speech, the film director and producer is apologizing for his outburst.

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"Wow! What a tempest in a teapot. My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion," Furnish wrote on his Facebook page Thursday, almost a week after he fumed over Madonna's "Masterpiece" winning the Best Song trophy for W.E. over John's "Hello Hello" from Gnomeo & Juliet and Mary J. Blige's "Living Proof" from The Help.

"Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!!" he angrily wrote on Facebook after her name was called Sunday. Furnish went on to declare her speech "embarrassing in its narcissism."

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"My passion for our film Gnomeo & Juliet and belief in Elton's song really got my emotional juices going," he reasoned Thursday. "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."

Speaking to reporters after Sunday's show, Globe winner Madonna, 54, said she hoped her accolade wouldn't bother John, 64.

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"I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years," she quipped. "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!"

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