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mattj

Boy-George shocks Voice audience - UK article I slept with prince

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3296123/Boy-George-shocks-audiences-filming-Voice-saying-s-slept-singer-Prince-causes-frenzy-filming-forced-stop.html

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Reply #1 posted 10/30/15 1:04am

MattyJam

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Yet another example of the media creating a shocking headine and making an article over nothing.

You get to the end of the article and Boy George admits they never slept together after all. But of course, most folks will only see the headline, or perhaps read the first two paragraphs, and assume that he was being serious.

The media at its worse.

[Edited 10/30/15 1:05am]

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Reply #2 posted 10/30/15 1:08am

jayspud

mattj said:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3296123/Boy-George-shocks-audiences-filming-Voice-saying-s-slept-singer-Prince-causes-frenzy-filming-forced-stop.html

'After that, Boy George started backtracking saying he hadn’t really slept with Prince and that in reality, he just had his poster on his wall.

The Daily Mail - What can we say?

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Reply #3 posted 10/30/15 3:08am

bashraka

Boy George is really a pice of shit for saying for making a misleading claim, then backtracking to clear up what he meant. Like the OP said this is the media at its worse, reporting sensationalism at the expense of the truth.

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Reply #4 posted 10/30/15 3:20am

bashraka

It says a lot about Boy George's career and life that he has to resort to making a misleading comment in the guise of humor to gain publicity for himself. Like I said, Boy George is a punk for this publicity stunt.

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Reply #5 posted 10/30/15 3:36am

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bashraka said:

Boy George is really a pice of shit for saying for making a misleading claim, then backtracking to clear up what he meant. Like the OP said this is the media at its worse, reporting sensationalism at the expense of the truth.

Did you even read the article? He said it as a joke - oneupmanship after one of the other judges said "I worked with Prince", so he said "oh yeah! Well I SLEPT with him". Blame the Daily Mail (who are a worthless right-wing shit-rag) for making it a headline, not Boy George for making an OBVIOUS joke.

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Reply #6 posted 10/30/15 3:38am

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Boy George is cool, and I love his singing voice a lot.. music

I blame the media.. confused

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Reply #7 posted 10/30/15 3:44am

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #8 posted 10/30/15 3:46am

thedance

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^ spit

Funny....

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Reply #9 posted 10/30/15 3:46am

TheEnglishGent

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Well honestly, it wouldn't have surprised me

But it also doesn't surprise me that Boy George was joking, classic George. lol

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Reply #10 posted 10/30/15 3:57am

bashraka

NouveauDance said:

bashraka said:

Boy George is really a pice of shit for saying for making a misleading claim, then backtracking to clear up what he meant. Like the OP said this is the media at its worse, reporting sensationalism at the expense of the truth.

Did you even read the article? He said it as a joke - oneupmanship after one of the other judges said "I worked with Prince", so he said "oh yeah! Well I SLEPT with him". Blame the Daily Mail (who are a worthless right-wing shit-rag) for making it a headline, not Boy George for making an OBVIOUS joke.

I did read the article. It's interesting that he said his claim was a joke after talking to the show's producers. It's a cop out. Say something controversial and then once there's backlash, say it's a joke. Even if it was a joke, still think Boy George is a punk.

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Reply #11 posted 10/30/15 4:14am

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bashraka said:

NouveauDance said:

Did you even read the article? He said it as a joke - oneupmanship after one of the other judges said "I worked with Prince", so he said "oh yeah! Well I SLEPT with him". Blame the Daily Mail (who are a worthless right-wing shit-rag) for making it a headline, not Boy George for making an OBVIOUS joke.

I did read the article. It's interesting that he said his claim was a joke after talking to the show's producers. It's a cop out. Say something controversial and then once there's backlash, say it's a joke. Even if it was a joke, still think Boy George is a punk.

Boy George is one of those people who says things in the media just because he knows people will make more of it than they should, Prince does the same thing. They both like to poke and prod for the fun of it. You just got poked. poke

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And don't think your repeated use of the word "punk" in this context goes unoticed.

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Reply #12 posted 10/30/15 4:21am

bashraka

NouveauDance said:

bashraka said:

I did read the article. It's interesting that he said his claim was a joke after talking to the show's producers. It's a cop out. Say something controversial and then once there's backlash, say it's a joke. Even if it was a joke, still think Boy George is a punk.

Boy George is one of those people who says things in the media just because he knows people will make more of it than they should, Prince does the same thing. They both like to poke and prod for the fun of it. You just got poked. poke

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And don't think your repeated use of the word "punk" in this context goes unoticed.

Prince doesn't make potentially slanderous remarks about other celebs to bring attntion to himself and cower by saying "oh, i was joking". Prince will use Twitter to post pictures of a salad as his first tweet, launch Princestagram, delete the account and re-launch Princestagram with 100 pics and video clips garnering press attention for returning, attend various award shows where he causes a stir with his mere presence. Those things I mentioned doesn't affect no one's reputation but his own. Since the word "punk" is has been noticed by you, would "liar" and "coward" be better substitutes?

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Reply #13 posted 10/30/15 5:25am

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Man if they're gonna be so willfully mendacious and misleading when talking about something as trival as this imagine how much they spread disgusting lies and bs when the subject is immigration or welfare.

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Reply #14 posted 10/30/15 5:37am

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bashraka said:

NouveauDance said:

Boy George is one of those people who says things in the media just because he knows people will make more of it than they should, Prince does the same thing. They both like to poke and prod for the fun of it. You just got poked. poke

.

And don't think your repeated use of the word "punk" in this context goes unoticed.

Prince doesn't make potentially slanderous remarks about other celebs to bring attntion to himself and cower by saying "oh, i was joking". Prince will use Twitter to post pictures of a salad as his first tweet, launch Princestagram, delete the account and re-launch Princestagram with 100 pics and video clips garnering press attention for returning, attend various award shows where he causes a stir with his mere presence. Those things I mentioned doesn't affect no one's reputation but his own. Since the word "punk" is has been noticed by you, would "liar" and "coward" be better substitutes?

Prince says a lot of weird stuff, he just doesn't allow himself to be recorded so it can never be proved. Remember this?

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Reply #15 posted 10/30/15 5:39am

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bashraka said:

Boy George is really a pice of shit for saying for making a misleading claim, then backtracking to clear up what he meant. Like the OP said this is the media at its worse, reporting sensationalism at the expense of the truth.

It was a joke, I know female fans that make the same joke because they went to sleep in bed listening to certain prince songs or his pictures are on their wall right next to the bed

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

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I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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Reply #16 posted 10/30/15 5:48am

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Eh, it was clearly a joke and a funny one at that. No need for anyone to get up in arms.

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Reply #17 posted 10/30/15 5:54am

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NouveauDance said:

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And don't think your repeated use of the word "punk" in this context goes unoticed.


Waitaminute!! Is the word "punk" now somehow offensive?!?

omg Rodeo was right!
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Reply #18 posted 10/30/15 5:59am

bashraka

OldFriends4Sale said:

bashraka said:

Boy George is really a pice of shit for saying for making a misleading claim, then backtracking to clear up what he meant. Like the OP said this is the media at its worse, reporting sensationalism at the expense of the truth.

It was a joke, I know female fans that make the same joke because they went to sleep in bed listening to certain prince songs or his pictures are on their wall right next to the bed

The controversy is about Boy George jokingly making the claim he slept with Prince and we all know why this story has been sensationlized. He said it was a joke after producers talked to him and the crowd reaction was understandably shocking. Like I said-cop out.

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Reply #19 posted 10/30/15 6:02am

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bashraka said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

It was a joke, I know female fans that make the same joke because they went to sleep in bed listening to certain prince songs or his pictures are on their wall right next to the bed

The controversy is about Boy George jokingly making the claim he slept with Prince and we all know why this story has been sensationlized. He said it was a joke after producers talked to him and the crowd reaction was understandably shocking. Like I said-cop out.

Naw he was just joking the whole time

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #20 posted 10/30/15 6:03am

darkroman

Anyone who has ever met BG would know that Mr P would never go there!

Anyway, this was obviously just a joke. Most people can admit to spending a night with a pop star... posted to their wall.

lol wink lol

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Reply #21 posted 10/30/15 6:26am

FUNKYNESS

bashraka said:

NouveauDance said:

Boy George is one of those people who says things in the media just because he knows people will make more of it than they should, Prince does the same thing. They both like to poke and prod for the fun of it. You just got poked. poke

.

And don't think your repeated use of the word "punk" in this context goes unoticed.

Prince doesn't make potentially slanderous remarks about other celebs to bring attntion to himself and cower by saying "oh, i was joking". Prince will use Twitter to post pictures of a salad as his first tweet, launch Princestagram, delete the account and re-launch Princestagram with 100 pics and video clips garnering press attention for returning, attend various award shows where he causes a stir with his mere presence. Those things I mentioned doesn't affect no one's reputation but his own. Since the word "punk" is has been noticed by you, would "liar" and "coward" be better substitutes?

You're right - I like Culture Club...but that was a punk move when you consider the times and the fact that it is Prince. It actually makes it sound as if Boy has had some attraction to Prince and is admitting it in the guise of an outrageous comment/joke.

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Reply #22 posted 10/30/15 6:39am

Glindathegood

The whole story seems like a publicity thing to get people to watch the Voice UK since it has low ratings.

It doesn't make sense the producers had to stop the whole show since usually when someone says something in person you can tell from their facial expression and their tone of voice whether they are serious or joking.

I really don't find it all that funny or clever. Boy George has always done these kind of stupid publicity stunts, which is fine if that's how he wants to be. But then he turns around and complains that no one takes him seriously as a singer/songwriter. Well, he can't have it both ways.

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Reply #23 posted 10/30/15 6:46am

FUNKYNESS

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The whole story seems like a publicity thing to get people to watch the Voice UK since it has low ratings.

It doesn't make sense the producers had to stop the whole show since usually when someone says something in person you can tell from their facial expression and their tone of voice whether they are serious or joking.

I really don't find it all that funny or clever. Boy George has always done these kind of stupid publicity stunts, which is fine if that's how he wants to be. But then he turns around and complains that no one takes him seriously as a singer/songwriter. Well, he can't have it both ways.

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[Edited 10/30/15 6:41am]

true

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Reply #24 posted 10/30/15 7:22am

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FUNKYNESS said:

bashraka said:

Prince doesn't make potentially slanderous remarks about other celebs to bring attntion to himself and cower by saying "oh, i was joking". Prince will use Twitter to post pictures of a salad as his first tweet, launch Princestagram, delete the account and re-launch Princestagram with 100 pics and video clips garnering press attention for returning, attend various award shows where he causes a stir with his mere presence. Those things I mentioned doesn't affect no one's reputation but his own. Since the word "punk" is has been noticed by you, would "liar" and "coward" be better substitutes?

You're right - I like Culture Club...but that was a punk move when you consider the times and the fact that it is Prince. It actually makes it sound as if Boy has ha some attraction to Prince and it admitting it in the guise of an outrageous comment/joke.

[Edited 10/30/15 6:32am]

Fuck, you're still here.

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Reply #25 posted 10/30/15 7:45am

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prince would NEVER sleep with such an effeminate man like that...

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #26 posted 10/30/15 7:51am

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

rolleyes



prince would NEVER sleep with such an effeminate man like that...



Interesting comment. What type of men does he prefer?
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #27 posted 10/30/15 8:02am

novabrkr

This was on Yahoo just a moment ago, but seems to have been removed already. There were 600-700 comments on it when I still saw it appearing there. They were adding up fast and so many of the commentators obviously had not even understood what it was stated in the article itself.

Prince's lawyers at work already?

I'd find the joke funny in private, but now a large percentage of people who've gotten exposed to the "news" are going to think it functions as evidence that Prince is bisexual.

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Reply #28 posted 10/30/15 8:11am

novabrkr

There are 2300 shares already for the dailymail article itself. The rest of their entertainment news items have just something like 10-80 shares.

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Reply #29 posted 10/30/15 8:21am

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FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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