British pop star Boy George hates it when people assume his elaborate image means his stupid.

The flamboyant star - who is about to star in the Broadway, New York version of his hit musical TABOO - enjoys knocking people down to size when they talk down to him.

He says, "People tend to look at me and think, 'Oh, look at the way he looks,' therefore I'm not intelligent. And I'm very bright and I think that startles people. Because you know, you've got people trying to patronise you and it's like, don't try that love."

02/10/2003 14:00