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David Furnish (with husband Elton John) has apologized to Madonna for comments he made after her Golden Globes win.
updated 1/20/2012 10:10:30 AM ET 2012-01-20T15:10:30

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."

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"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.'"

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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!"

Copyright 2012 Us Weekly

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Photos: Golden Globes red carpet

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  1. Lea Michele

    Lea Michele's figure-hugging silver gown is by Marchesa. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Amy Poehler, Will Arnett

    Husband and wife couple Will Arnett and Amy Poehler made for a dashing pair on the red carpet. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Tina Fey

    Tina Fey of "30 Rock" dazzled in a fuschia strapless gown by Oscar de la Renta, with a tulle skirt. (Paul Buck / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Madonna, Andrea Riseborough

    Madonna wore a Reem Acra gown with a daring neckline as she posed with Andrea Riseborough, the star of Madonna's film "W.E." Madonna won a Golden Globe for best original song for "Masterpiece." (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon was a lady in red in her Zac Posen gown. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Charlize Theron

    Charlize Theron made a striking impression in Dior couture, one of many stars who chose pale hues. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman stunned in a hot pink Lanvin gown with red trim. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Jane Lynch

    "Glee" star Jane Lynch strikes a pose in her David Meister gown. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

    Nicole Kidman, in a glittery Versace gown, arrives with husband Keith Urban on the red carpet. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Emma Stone

    "Crazy Stupid Love" star Emma Stone arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Evan Rachel Wood

    Actress Evan Rachel Wood poses for photographers. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams smiles for the cameras in a purple Jason Wu gown on the Golden Globe red carpet. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Kate Winslet

    Kate Winslet strikes a fetching pose on the red carpet. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Leonardo DiCaprio

    "J. Edgar" star Leonardo DiCaprio stops to pose for the photographers in a tuxedo from Giorgio Armani. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Kristen Wiig

    Kristen Wiig arrives at the awards. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

    Angelina Jolie strikes a pose in a red and white Atelier Versace gown while partner Brad Pitt, in a Ferragamo tuxedo, leans on his cane on the red carpet. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Julie Bowen

    "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen goes for a retro look in a lovely peach gown. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Bryan Cranston

    "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston arrives with his wife. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Octavia Spencer

    "The Help" star Octavia Spencer smiles for the cameras. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Zooey Deschanel

    "New Girl" Zooey Deschanel wore a gown by Prada that features a textured green bodice with a lace collar. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Sofia Vergara

    "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara wears a custom Vera Wang strapless mermaid gown in peacock on the red carpet. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Jean Dujardin

    French actor and star of "The Artist" Jean Dujardin and his wife Alexandra Lamy arrive at the Globes. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Rooney Mara

    "The Girls With The Dragon Tattoo" star Rooney Mara wears a black cutout dress from Nina Ricci on the red carpet. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. George Clooney and Stacy Keibler

    Multiple nominee George Clooney poses with his girlfriend Stacy Keibler on the red carpet. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Melissa McCarthy

    "Bridesmaids" and "Mike and Molly" star Melissa McCarthy arrives at the awards. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Ricky Gervais

    Host Ricky Gervais and partner Jane Fallon walk the Globes red carpet. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie arrives in a silver Julien Macdonald dress before Sunday's awards. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Giuliana Rancic

    E! correspondent Giuliana Rancic arrives on the red carpet. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Glenn Close

    Glenn Close arrives at the awards. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Piper Perabo

    Actress Piper Perabo laughs on the red carpet. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Maria Menounos

    "Access Hollywood" anchor Maria Menounos does her best Tebow on the Golden Globes red carpet. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Katharine McPhee

    Katharine McPhee, the star of "Smash," poses in a nude chiffon and tulle gown by Donna Karan. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Kelly Osbourne

    TV personality and E! fashion correspondent Kelly Osbourne wore a blue Zac Posen gown. (Paul Buck / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Julianna Margulies

    "The Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies shines in a purple gown from Naeem Khan on the Globes red carpet. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. Sharon Osbourne

    "America's Got Talent" judge Sharon Osbourne has a bit of fun with the photographers on the Globes red carpet. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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