Boy George spoke of his heartbreak as authorities began clearing residents from Britain's largest illegal travellers' site, branding the eviction "very sad".
Officers arrived at Dale Farm in Basildon, England on Wednesday morning (19Oct11) to begin ordering embattled campers to vacate following a lengthy legal struggle over their right to live on the former wasteland.
Violent scenes broke out as protesters and activists joined the hundreds of travellers at the farm, where police in riot gear were forced to use Tasers on two people.
News coverage of the event caught the attention of singer Boy George, who took to his Twitter.com page to share his frustration over the controversy.
In a series of posts, he writes, "Police with tasers at Dale Farm eviction, I feel sad, very sad! With bankers shafting us, the uber wealthy hiding their money, MPs robbing us, The Dale Farm situation seems out of proportion! I don't have the answer, I just think it's very sad to see people loosing (sic) their homes!"
And when one Twitter user accused the travellers of failing to pay taxes while living at the site, the former Culture Club star hit back, "Lots of people swerve their taxes, lots of rock stars too!
"Evictions! It's like (TV show) X-Factor but with less lights, even more ugliness and twice as much bulls**t! I'm not helping, I know! But are you?"