LATEST: SIR Elton John's new 'husband' David Furnish has defended the ROCKET MAN's anti-paparazzi outburst at the Cannes Film Festival in France, insisting the rocker was sincerely offended. John launched a verbal attack at the press at the festival, saying all photographers "should be shot" during an award presentation. His barbed comments came after bustling snappers interrupted him as he introduced Kevin Zegers, the star of Furnish's new movie - which was being previewed at Cannes. But film producer Furnish insists his life partner wasn't just raging at the rude photographers - he was genuinely upset. He says, "He is an artist and he hates disrespect towards artistry; he finds it very offensive... He came offstage and was really, genuinely offended."