Boy George: I’d Still Play in Indiana

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John Salangsang/Invision/AP

Openly gay pop singer Boy George stopped by Ora TV’s Larry King Now Wednesday, where he admitted that if given the opportunity, he would play a show in Indiana, despite calls to boycott the state over the newly adopted Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

While stars such as Miley Cyrus, Azealia Banks, Nick Offerman, and Megan Mullally have been openly critical of both RFRA and the state of Indiana as a whole, the 1980s pop icon says he would perform anywhere with an audience that would welcome him.

“What do you think about the Indiana mess we’re going through?” King asked the singer.

“It’s kind of old-fashioned,” George said. “It’s like ‘move on.’”

“If you were scheduled to perform in Indiana, would you not perform?” pressed King.

The former Culture Club lead singer responded: “I always feel like it’s important to bring your music to the people that love you. So, if you’re depriving the little gay boys and girls of Indiana of your music, then that’s probably not a good thing to do.”

He finished, saying, “I would kind of do a bit of research and find out whether they wanted me there. I’m sure there’s lots of people… ‘Indiana wants me,’ that’s a song isn’t it?”

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The militant left, with assistance from the mainstream media, immediately pounced on RFRA, which was originally designed to protect the rights of religious people when conducting business.

The legislation’s opponents quickly complained that Indiana lawmakers were attempting to discriminate against the LGBT community, and an all-out assault was launched via social media. Indiana’s loudest and most ardent opponents hailed mostly from the entertainment industry.

An amendment to the law was signed last Thursday.


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