Boy George Defends Melania Trump’s Modeling Career

Ford Springer | Entertainment Reporter

Former “Culture Club” front man Boy George took moment to stand up for now first lady Melania Trump while attending the Dior Homme Show in Paris Saturday night.

Boy George attends the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week (Photo credit: Getty Images)

(Photo credit: Getty Images)

The show fell on the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president and women’s marches were taking place across the United States and in other major cities like Paris.

“I was criticizing people this morning for attacking Melania and saying horrible things,” Boy George said of some protesters directing their various frustrations at the first lady.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump dance during the Salute to Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

George spoke specifically of people criticizing the former model for posing nude during her modeling career. “You know what, as somebody who has a past I think it’s really wrong and mean spirited of women to be so abusive,” the “Culture Club” singer said. “She looked amazing yesterday,” George said of Melania’s first day as first lady.

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Pool)

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Pool)

Although the singer defended Melania, he added that he was disappointed Trump didn’t mention the LGBT community in his inauguration speech on Friday.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance during the Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The ball is part of the celebrations following Trump's inauguration. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“A leader is supposed to be compassionate and inclusive, that’s a real leader,” George said. “Being strong isn’t necessarily the answer. It takes strength to be compassionate and to think about people you maybe don’t understand.”

“So when you say things like ‘all Americans,’ it meansĀ allĀ Americans and everyone around the world,” George said.

Ford Springer

Entertainment Reporter


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