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Boy George and Louis Theroux: the two don’t naturally go together, after all one is a documentary film maker known for his interviews with extreme members of society, and the other, a musical icon.
And yet for a reason not yet known to us, the two are beefing on Twitter.
It all began when 58-year-old George tweeted the following:
What is wrong with @louistheroux
Ooof, he even used Theroux’s Twitter handle – things were real.
How long have you got? https://t.co/3pkeIThaJa— Louis Theroux (@Louis Theroux) 1570618957
Theroux responded with his usual humour, tweeting:
How long have you got?
People were confused - what is Boy George's problem?
@louistheroux 🤔 this is so out of the blue can we leave this till tomorrow it’s Becky and Coleen day— Daniel Falconer ❄️ (@Daniel Falconer ❄️) 1570620933
@louistheroux What sparked this?— Zoey (@Zoey) 1570621353
There were those who loved Theroux's reaction
@louistheroux I love this response 💯 @louistheroux loving the book..— Cat 🇬🇧🇵🇹 (@Cat 🇬🇧🇵🇹) 1570619232
People tried to answer George's question...
@louistheroux 1. No one calls him Boy Theroux - when clearly they should as the facial hair fools no one . 2. He do… https://t.co/ncRyN0PXRN— Mark Osmond (@Mark Osmond) 1570619463
And there were the inevitable popcorn munchers
@louistheroux https://t.co/c4lMfPY70S— Sandra Dibble (@Sandra Dibble) 1570644014
Some people suggested that George came after the documentary filmmaker following comments he made about Michael Jackson, although this is unconfirmed.
Addressing Leaving Neverland, the documentary about the late singer, Theroux tweeted earlier this year:
If you can’t see that Michael Jackson was a paedophile after watching [Dan Reed’s] film [Leaving Neverland] you are being wilfully blind. And if you are campaigning against it you are actively colluding in the silencing of victims.
George hasn't responded yet, but circa 2016 he was a Theroux fan so lets hope they can be friends again soon.
Just saw the @louistheroux movie about @Scientology and it's pretty compelling stuff!— Boy George (@Boy George) 1476292886
After Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy, it's too soon for another celebrity spat.
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