Boy George was upset about this i am a celebrity Roommate Scarlette Douglas for bringing up his infamous 2008 conviction in Wednesday night’s (November 16) episode.
Fans have berated him for hypocrisy as the Culture Club singer was one of Matt Hancock’s harshest critics during his time in the jungle.
During the show, Douglas asked George, “What happened to you BG and a guy in handcuffs and a radiator?”
To which George quickly replied, “That’s not true.”
The singer added, “Handcuffs is true but the cooler part wasn’t true but thanks for bringing it up,” and described elements of the story as “folklore.”
George said in the Bush Telegraph: “Scarlette has spoken openly about my trial.
“Actually, I thought what she did was inappropriate. I thought she shouldn’t have said what she said to me.
“And I thought I handled it really well, because it’s a big sore point for me when people say things like that.”
However, viewers on social media were quick to point out that the “Karma Chameleon” wasn’t so happy when Hancock declined to open up about his past controversies.
“So people can ask Matt Hancock anything, but when it comes to Boy George, you can’t ask him anything. What a baby,” one person wrote on Twitter.
“It was not Boy George who called Scarlett inappropriate for ASSAULTING A MAN,” tweeted another.
“I measured Boy George’s double standards as I was held accountable for his own heinous actions,” wrote another.
In 2008, George, whose real name is George Alan O’Dowd, was convicted of assault and false imprisonment after chaining a man to his wall.
The man, Audun Carlsen, lashed out at ITV before the reality series aired for giving his attacker “a platform”.
Carlsen, who was 26 at the time, recounted The mirror: “I think giving him this kind of platform and a record fee sends the wrong message to the survivors of violence and abuse and is just plain wrong. If I had been a woman and he had done what he did, he would never have gotten the platform.”
Reflecting on his actions during an episode of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories In 2017 he said: “I sent myself to prison. I told the police why I did what I did. I had a psychotic episode. I was a drug addict, so I can’t say my reasons for it were in any way valid. But I told the truth. I’ve always denied hitting the guy.”
ITV tells The Independent in response: “This is a historic expended conviction dating back 12 years and Boy George has appeared on numerous occasions on major television networks worldwide over the last decade, including coaching for The UK Voice on the BBC and The voice of Australia.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/im-a-celebrity-boy-george-jail-scarlette-douglas-b2226829.html I’m a celebrity: Boy George faces criticism for ‘double standards’ after dropping talks over his 2008 conviction