Boy George + George Michael On Semi-Good Terms 2 Decades After You Stopped Caring

If Boy George was attacking George Michael in the 1980s for not coming out when Wham! was a big deal, why wasn’t he attacking Lance Bass for the same? Whatever. The little spat between the two British pop acts have supposedly mended their fences, and their little spat is over — maybe because they’ve both been caught in criminal sex acts, so they’ve got that to bond over. They’re even emailing each other, at [email protected]

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  • terrwill

    They are about to embark on a new one city tour titled: “From Here to Obscurity”…… : p

  • Queeny

    Just because 2 guys are gay, or are singers, doesn’t mean they have to be friends. I know lots of gay men here in San Francisco that I don’t like. No biggie.

  • schlukitz

    No. 1 · terrwill

    I love it.

    Your post reminded me of something a musicologist once said about a little know composer. He described him as “A man whose works remained in relative obscurity during his lifetime and with his death, managed to achieve total oblivion.”

  • Geoff M

    That headline was actually clever AND funny Queerty. Kudos for making me laugh.

  • jason

    George Michael was actually much more talented than Boy George. However, Boy George was right about George Michael trying to pass himself off as a ladies man in his videos etc. I wonder how much pressure was placed on Michael by his record company to portray himself thus.

  • Dame Helga von ornstein

    This sounds more like a tour of featuring two near destitute has-been queens who KNOW they have no other choice. After that false break-in report in NYC a few years back I told a friend of mine sooner or later this HAD to happen because both of them would probably be just that broke and in dire straits.

    And both have no one but themselves to blame for it too.

    Anyway, here is how I will always remember the now potty-mouthed Boy George http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw

  • Tommy

    I don’t think it’s quite fair to put them both on the same level. I don’t agree with them breaking the law, but George Michael has had a lot more success in recent years than Boy George especially in England. GM did a tour there that sold out big venues and still has chart hits there. GM also toured in the US an played in quite big venues. so he still makes a ton of money touring. Boy George has had flop after flop in England and plays in very small venues.
    Also GM was convicted of consensual sex in a bathroom. I think that’s quite different than Boy George’s violent assault of another person.

  • Cam

    No. 4 · jason said…
    George Michael was actually much more talented than Boy George. However, Boy George was right about George Michael trying to pass himself off as a ladies man in his videos etc.

    I’m not sure, Boy George wrote their hits, they had around 10 top 40 hits here int he US, and scored a top 5 hit in the UK in around 2000 during the reunion. I’m wondering if George hadn’t become such a strung out junkie that they would have had much more sucess. George Michael had a huge solo CD, followed up by a modest one with one hit then nothing over here. I’m thinking they’re fairly equal in both talant and the ability to screw up their lives. lol

  • Tommy

    Boy George did not write the Culture Club hits all by himself. He wrote them with the other members of Culture Club. Boy George has not had as much success as a solo artist, whereas at least in England GM had had several successful solo cd’s and many chart hits there as a solo artist. GM has shown he can write songs by himself and be successful, BG hasn’t shown that.
    GM can play numerous instruments, guitar, keyboard and drums. Boy George doesn’t play a single instrument.
    They both have screwed up their lives, but GM is a lot more talented.

  • zenflo

    With this queenly spat over, perhaps at least we will be spared follow-ups such as

    “Former Pop Icon, Now Paunchy Greek Fisherman, Enters Truce with Former Pop Icon, Now Anglo Orca Enormicus.”

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