Singer-DJ Boy George says Caitlyn
Jenner is a powerful example of how the world has changed.
Jenner, whose debut last month on the
cover of Vanity Fair has been
widely praised, stars in E!'s upcoming reality series I Am
Cait, which is set to premiere
“The power of
being yourself is so huge,” Boy George, who is best known for
fronting Culture Club, told
the AP. “I mean you see it with Caitlyn Jenner, at this point
being allowed to be who she is is so powerful it's permeating
Boy George, you know, being famous, I used to walk around dressed up
like that all the time. And people would punch me, people would
attack me,” he said, referring to his androgynous look.
“But it didn't
stop me doing it. … It made me want to do it more. Is the irony
there's a lot of work to be done in the world. But I feel that
we're, you know, here and there we're kind of moving towards the kind
of world I wanted to live in when I was 17. Where it actually
doesn't matter who you love. Who you're going to marry. What
sexuality you are. The ideal world would be where we don't judge
people on their 'otherness,' we embrace that otherness. That's what
Culture Club was all about,” he added.