Boy George Clashes With Media Mob During Trash Duty

It’s one of those headlines you never thought you’d have to write.

AP via CNN:

NEW YORK (AP) — With a city-issued broom in his hand, Boy George started his court-ordered community service early Monday, sweeping leaves and trash off the sidewalks of New York.

It took less than an hour for the former Culture Club frontman to get into a spat with the media.

“You think you’re better than me?” he yelled. “Go home. Let me do my community service.”

Sanitation spokesman Keith Mellis also got a workout:

The sweeping later resumed in a gated Sanitation parking lot.

“This is for everyone’s safety,” Deputy Sanitation Chief Albert Durrell said as photographers crowded outside the gate. He said the day’s work also might include mopping inside the depot.

UPDATE: CBS News has the video.

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