Garbage duty to humble Boy George

AP, August 15 – Singer Boy George tried out a street sweeper’s orange vest as he reported for his first day of community service yesterday with the city’s Department of Sanitation.

It did not take long before he got into a confrontation with the media.

The one-time Culture Club singer, told by a judge that he must decide whether his court-ordered community service would be an "exercise in humiliation or in humility", was ordered to spend five days as a garbage worker after pleading guilty in March to false reporting of an incident.

As he went about his duties, the singer was swarmed by reporters and photographers while he stood on the median of a Lower East Side Street. He used his broom to sweep dust and leaves into the lens of a video camera.

"You think you’re better than me?" he yelled. "Go home. Let me do my community service. This is supposed to be making me humble. Let me do this," he said.