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Boy George says straight artists have more impact when it comes to gay rights

Boy George says straight artists have more impact when it comes to gay rights

LAST UPDATED // Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:09 Written by // Sabine Brix

Boy George has commented on the music industry insinuating straight artists pack more of a punch when performing songs about gay rights.

The former Culture Club singer and DJ who has been in Australia touring said hits songs such as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' Same Love wouldn't have been as impactual if the duo weren't straight.

“If it had been a gay rapper that had done Same Love I think it probably wouldn’t have had the same impact,” George said. “It’s a weird thing about our culture. I think Same Love is a great record, I don’t care if he’s straight or gay, it doesn’t matter. It shouldn’t matter, but unfortunately it does."

George also commented on one of Lady Gaga's smash hits.

Born This Way? You’re a straight woman. But whatever. You’ve got to like her for liking us. That’s nothing to condemn someone for. She’s pro-gay, she loves her gay brothers and sisters and I’m sure she employs a lot of queens, with all the stylists and hairdressers. I find her hilarious, I love her antics, arriving in an egg or on a horse. She puts a lot of hard work into her razzle dazzle.”

[Image] Boy George. Photo: Getty Images.


Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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