London: Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have admitted that they knew their decision to have a child would be marked with prejudice towards gay parents.
"To be honest we expected it. There’s only really one publication that’s been like that and we knew that was going to happen,” a news channel quoted him as saying.
"It’s sad in this day and age that they’re like that but we expected it because it’s part for the course.
“They don’t seem to like David and me very much anyway - we knew this wasn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea,” he added.
In spite of the hostility he has to face, John said that the birth of their child has mostly been overwhelmingly positive.
"One store in America hid our faces on the magazine with the baby but you know what? We’ve had so much love and so much positive things that you can’t dwell on the negativity," said John.
Son Zachary was born on Christmas Day to a surrogate mother after the couple—who being together for 17 years—failed in their bid to adopt a Ukrainian child in 2009.