Boy George VS Elton john

And you thought Brandon Flowers and Sam Endicott were divas…

In recent weeks Boy George publicly criticized George Michael (“a pre-war homosexual”), Madonna (“a hypocrite”), and Rosie O’Donnell (“a Pottery Barn lesbian”). But it seems he really has it in for Eminem superfan Elton John.

Sir Elton compares Slim Shady to Hendrix and Jagger this month’s Rolling Stone:

“From the start, I’ve always admired Eminem’s thinking. That’s the reason I wanted to appear on the Grammys with him when I was asked, despite all the nonsense talked about his being homophobic. Let the Boy Georges and the George Michaels of the world get up in a twist about it if they don’t have the intelligence to see his intelligence.”

A twist? He’s some nuggets from the mouth of George O’Dowd…

  • “[Elton singing with Eminem] is like me singing with Pol Pot. People will call you a fag or whatever occasionally, but it’s so much more prevalent now and he has to take some responsibility. He’s an arsehole and I think every gay person with a brain cell found it hideously offensive to see Elton performing with him.” (via Gigwise.)

  • “Elton said doing it was a big political gesture. It wasn’t. I said it was just a desperate bid to be trendy. And that’s why he is so pissed off. His boyfriend chased me into the toilets, hammered on the door and started yelling about all the good things Elton does for the gay community. Yeah, I said, well, that wasn’t one of them, was it?”
    (via Digital Spy.)

  • “Elton John is like our headmaster, the grand old dame of pop, with a beautiful voice but living in an ornate bubble, full of fresh flowers, surrounded by people who nod and laugh at everything he says, and he doesn’t have a sense of humour.” (via Sky.)
Previously: Boy George tells Stereogum to fuck off.