The X Factor must be used to musicians slating the reality show by now and Boy George has now muscled in on the action claiming that if rock legend David Bowie was to audition, he would be rejected.
The star was rumoured to have been in with a chance of a prolific judging role on the show but was turned down by bosses.
That’ll explain the bitterness as he said, “You have got the audiences dictating the art form which is dreadful. Imagine what would have happened to David Bowie if he’d gone on the X Factor. They would have said, ‘Lose the cape, honey’, and ‘The ginger hair isn’t going to work!’”
It’s a bit of a change of tune after he was quoted as saying in February. “I would be great but I’m not sure if they could handle me. I’d do it but it depends how much they would pay me and if I could have Cheryl Cole’s wardrobe budget.”
He’s also keen to slam the new BBC2 Saturday series Secrets Of The Pop Song by saying, “It’s all down to demographics, market research and target audiences, which isn’t really what artistic things are about.” Maybe he wanted to be in that show too….