Boy George is taking it back to the streets of New York; the very same ones that he tore a new a-hole a couple of years back.
But rather than being armed with a sweeping brush and a dashing outfit, he’ll be back to what he’s more used to. Well, he’ll be back to what he was more used to a decade or two back when he still had a career beyond ‘celebrity’ DJing.
That’s right sanitation workers of NYC – Boy George is going to play a gig for you! All for you! Even you! And you! Not you though.
Best of all is the news that this selfless, humble superstar is to provide the cleaners and rubbish pickers of New York all the entertainment they could ever want for free! They won’t even have to pay him in discarded, soiled underpants or anything. Georgey really is an example to us all.
In a statement (possibly) tearfully released to the media, the former A-Team cameo extraordinaire said:
“The people I worked alongside showed great kindness to me at a difficult time. I wanted to thank them all in a way that would show my appreciation.”
Hecklerspray can’t help but think that a better way to show your appreciation would be to not play for these poor souls, who are all likely to feel some kind of sympathy for the limelight-starved Culture Club member, alongside the inevitable feeling that they have to attend. No one likes it when you feel you’re being forced into going to something, and 5,000 binmen going to watch Boy George?
Actually, that’s a bit surreal.
No, we feel that a far better way to thank the tireless efforts of the New York Sanitation Department would be to say ‘thank you for your help’ and send them a card. Organising a pop concert when you’re clearly past it and nobody has cared about your career for the last two decades is a bit rich.
And let’s not even mention the fact that it’s a clear and blatant grab for some of that ever-elusive positive press for George.
Or, well, just any press at all. Ever.