"You think there's something wrong with sweeping the streets. Get a fucking life. My mum was a cleaner, my Dad was a builder, I don't give a fuck. I just want to do my community service. Now fuck off." -- Pop star Boy George to a particularly snobbish reporter while doing community service in New York City.
"What joy to see an English-man in New York tell the world generally, and America specifically to go screw itself with such style and conviction. Boy George in the New York gutter looked a bigger star than at any time during his days as a prancing geisha girl. If only our politicians had the same bottle when backed into a corner by American bullies." -- Daily Mirror columnist Brian Reade reporting on the incident.