Boy George denies ever having said those negative comments about Madonna and Kylie Minogue in the Têtu interview by Romain Burrel.
The comments attributed to me in @TETUmag about Madonna & Kylie are lies as is much of the interview! I am very disappointed!
@_madonnarama A distortion of what I said! The idea of me as ‘uber bitch’ prevails! Sadly!
Yes, it’s outrageous and completely putting false words into my mouth!
It is completely slanderous and I did not say these things! I am very upset!
It’s completely shocking and full of lies! My lawyers will deal with it now!
We shall see if I actually said that? My lawyer is dealing with it!
@RomainBurrel If you have me on tape saying ‘Madonna & Kylie’ in the exact sentence you printed then put it online! Please!
We have adjusted the headline to reflect Boy George’s new statement – the original article continues below:
Is Boy George having another identity crisis?
In the past he bashed Madonna, then apologised and even praised her, but now he got some bad things to say about her… again!
He talked with French gay magazine Têtu about the upcoming Culture Club reunion.
Here’s a translation by Madonnarama of the Madonna part…
I’ve never been willing to sacrifice myself for the latest trends. It’s never been my thing. [Madonna and Kylie Minogue] try to cling to their pop crowns at all cost and even go as far as denying who they really are.
It’s better to take a break for a few years than denying who you really are, just for fame!
An overview of Boy George’s past statements about Madonna…
29 October 2013 – Huffington Post interview
As for Madonna, I always used to laugh at her running.
And now I run! I get why she always ran.
I wish I’d run when she did.
June 2011 – ARTE interview
Well my mother was particularly impressed [Like a Prayer video].
It worked. So I think that was really the point.
In the world it made front page news.
9 June 2011 – Daily Mail interview
I wish I’d done all this 20 years ago.
I wish I’d gone running with Madonna when she asked me 20 years ago.
I used to say, ‘I only run when people chase me.’ But I get it now.
1 March 2013 – AfterElton interview
Boy George:I like where I am now, but I do not have Madonna’s tenacity when it comes to my career — to have fought tooth and nail to be uber professional. That’s the difference; I’ve never been uber professional.
After Elton: It’s great to hear you compliment Madonna, because there was a period of time when you were pretty critical of her (along with Elton John) in the press, saying that she’s despicable and a traitor to her gay fans for subscribing to a homophobic religion.
Boy George: I do shudder when I read some of the things I’ve said, like ‘What were you thinking?’ So now I don’t talk unless I have something interesting to say. But I think it was more a reflection of how I felt about myself and so it would come out as a projection. I had no right to do it. It was quite beneath me. I really don’t look back on it with pride. When I say funny things, I stand by them, but I’d never say anything like that again.
October 2006 – Channel 4 interview
Madonna… I just think she’s a vile, hideous human being with no redeeming qualities. There’s nothing nice about her. I’ve never heard anyone say anything nice about her at all. And anyone that’s ever met her she’s been vile to. Vile, full of herself – so unspiritual. How has this woman got away with it for so long?
In the 80ies…
Comparing Madonna with Marilyn Monroe is like comparing Raquel Welch with the back of a bus.