John called the move hypocritical in an Instagram post in which he shared screenshots of two news articles with headlines reading "Catholic church cannot bless same-sex marriage, Vatican decrees," and "How the Vatican Spent Millions on Elton John's Biopic."
"How can the Vatican refuse to bless gay marriages because they 'are sin', yet happily make a profit from investing millions in 'Rocketman' — a film which celebrates my finding happiness from my marriage to David?? #hypocrisy," John captioned the post.
"While investing in mainstream entertainment is hardly sinful, the great contradiction is that the Catholic Church preaches to the devout that homosexuality is a sin," the Daily Beast wrote at the time.
The Vatican announced its decision Monday and maintained that it is “not intended to be a form of unjust discrimination,” saying the church is “motivated by a sincere desire to welcome and accompany homosexual persons."