Talk:Boy George

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Personal life[edit]

To continue the discussion about his personal life. perhaps more positive things could be added. but invading other people's privacy who aren't celebrities should be avoided. Jon Moss is mentioned because he is also a celebrity and was in Culture Club with George as well as other well known bands and thus put himself in the spotlight. George's other lover, Michael Dunne was not a celebrity or a famous musician. George has only briefly talked about that relationship in the media, whereas he has talked extensively about his relationship with Mr. Moss. Naturally, people here can only draw on what George has said in the media and not write things that are rumors or gossip. George has written two autobiographies so perhaps information about his personal life could be got from there and put in this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.200.26.15 (talk) 20:23, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Also, I'm not sure there needs to be a separate section about sexual orientation as well as the personal life section. The sexual orientation section has more neutral and positive information about his personal life that could be put into that section. To me, sexual orientation is part of a person's personal life so I don't see the need for a separate section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.200.26.15 (talk) 21:13, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

This personal life section is only a history of legal troubles... perhaps it should be named accordingly? I don't consider my parking tickets and other legal troubles a part of my personal life. If any information is available on his romantic history or leisure activities, these should be included, but with the existing information, no personal life section seems necessary. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.100.202.245 (talk) 05:48, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

The sexual orientation section should be a subsection of Personal life. Jim Michael (talk) 22:58, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

George, Boy George or O'Dowd?[edit]

The article varies in referring to him using all three, when it should be consistent. Usually, an encyclopedia biography should refer to the subject by his surname. Jim Michael (talk) 22:58, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Consistency would be good. However, he is almost universally known by his professional name 'Boy George', so using George and/or O'Dowd can be a bit confusing for readers. Bono, Madonna (entertainer) & [[Vic Reeves], for instance, exhibit the same difficulty to different degrees. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 16:50, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

"that he had bought without knowing its origin"[edit]

The text and its context can be interpreted as implying that he should have known that the antique dealer was fencing stolen goods.

Another point is that there might be a better choice of words, then to say that he returned the icon to the Church of Cyprus. He made a legal purchase from an antique deler, and then later transferred (for unspecified reasons) the icon to a religious organization. --Normash (talk) 16:59, 27 April 2013 (UTC)