Elton was able to block publication of the exposé in Britain, where there are stricter privacy laws. (The court-ordered injunction does not apply outside England and Wales but reps for Elton and Furnish are going to great lengths to threaten media outlets — including Pop Goes The News.)
Many people have reacted on Twitter.
The attempted UK gagging order on #celebrityaffair is a joke. Calling David Furnish a celebrity is even funnier.
— Fran Cee (@franceeding) April 8, 2016
How nice of the British court to protect #DavidFurnish and #EltonJohn with that injunction. Their anonymity is well covered.????
— Tiina Wiik (@TuonenJoutsen) April 8, 2016
All this talk about a celeb #superinjunction I wonder who it could be? In other news Elton John and David Furnish are trending on twitter!
— Tony Ruddick (@tonyruddick) April 7, 2016