Sir Elton John has written an open letter to Vladimir Putin in which he accuses him of "hypocrisy" for his allegations that Russia has "no problems" with gay people.
The singer said he was "deeply upset" with comments by the Russian president in an interview in the Financial Times.
Sir Elton said his film Rocketman was filmed in Russia to remove clues to his husband David Furnish and his family. Russia has refused censorship.
Previously, he criticized Putin for a "ridiculous" attitude towards the rights of homosexuals.
In the interview published on Friday, Putin attacked liberalism and said about the LGBT community, "God forbid, let them live as they please."
But he added, "Some things appear to us exaggerated … They now claim that children can play five or six gender roles.
"Let everyone be happy, so we have no problem. However, this must not overshadow the culture, traditions and traditional family values of millions of people who make up the core population. "
" Duplicity "
In posts on social media, Sir Elton said," I totally disagree with your view that the pursuit of a policy that encompasses multicultural and sexual diversity is in our societies is obsolete.
He accused Putin of his "duplicity" statements.
Sir Elton said the Russian distributors had "decided to violently censor Rocketman." "By removing all clues to my true happiness through my 25 years of relationship with David and the education of my two beautiful sons."
"This feels like hypocrisy to me," said Sir Elton A Part of the World, in which our governments have evolved to recognize the universal human right to love, whoever we want. "
The right to marry has brought him and his husband" tremendous comfort and happiness, "he said.
Russia's Ministry of Culture has envisaged The censorship of Biopics Rocketman released earlier this year was deliberately rejected, but it was expected that the films comply with the laws on "pedophilia, ethnic and religious hatred and pornography."
The country introduced a law prohibiting "homosexual propaganda" in 201
Sir Elton told the BBC in 2015 that he wanted to meet Putin to discuss the rights of LGBT people and criticized the president's "ridiculous" attitude.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Putin said that liberalism is "obsolete" because it has come into conflict with the interests of the majority of the population and traditional values [196590Headded:"I'mnottryingtooffendanyonebecausewe'vebeenconvictedforoursupposedhomophobiathewaytheyareButwehavenoproblemswithLGBTpersons"
It comes when celebrations took place and are planned as part of the LGBT Pride Month in June around the world.