Daily Mirror columnist Brian Reade celebrated Boy Georges Bulldog spirit in standing up to the American media as he carried out his community service in new York this week, declaring Thank God for Boy George.
What joy to see an English-man in New York tell the world generally, and America specifically to go screw itself with such style and conviction, he gushed.
Boy George in the New York gutter looked a bigger star than at any time during his days as a prancing geisha girl. If only our politicians had the same bottle when backed into a corner by American bullies, he added.
The popular columnist went on to praise Georges working class values and straight-talking no nonsense approach, which he demonstrated with a superlative response to a particularly snobby US TV reporter.
You think theres something wrong with sweeping the streets, said George, Get a fucking life.
My mum was a cleaner, my Dad was a builder, I dont give a fuck. I just want to do my community service. Now fuck off.
A day earlier, George rounded on the paparazzi rat pack with similarly barely disguised contempt, telling them Youre just making it a nightmare which just means its for the media and not for me.
Its just impractical have you fucking chasing me around. Fuck off. Go away. (Telegraph)
The one time Culture Club star was widely ridiculed by the press for having to wear the New York binmans fluorescent bib uniform though in an interview with Skrufff several years ago, pointed out hed never taken image that seriously throughout his career.
I never believed I was defined by my clothes, it was just a look and an attitude which felt comfortable to me, with my background, growing up in suburbia as a homosexual. That spiky punk attitude felt right, said George.
You either have that punk attitude or you dont, he continued.
Its about the idea of being more important than thinking what am I going to get out of it? Lots of people say to me Youre only like that because youve got money but I was always like that in the past and have never been any different. The fact that Ive got money makes no difference, whatsoever, he added.
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