Boy George defends himself against 'biphobic' backlash

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Boy George is defending himself after being accused of being biphobic following a series of tweets.

"Bi-phobic? Yeah, of course. Suck my bigot toe!" the singer tweeted in response to various tweets dated Jan. 2 to Jan. 3.

According to Queerty, it all started with a now-deleted tweet he posted about George Michael's boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz. After Fawaz said that tweets from his account claiming that Michael had committed suicide were a result of a hack, Boy George reportedly tweeted, "'My computer got hacked' is like 'I'm bisexual' or 'I'm sniffing because I have allergies.'"

People on social media took offense to George's tweet, but the "Karma Chameleon" singer's responses didn't necessarily put out the fire.

George responded, "My tweet was not directed at you? How big is your ego right now? Lots of people use 'bisexual' when they really mean 'gay.'"

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: Boy George of Culture Club performs live on stage at Wembley Arena on December 14, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Boy George arrives ahead of the 6th AACTA Awards Presented by Foxtel at The Star on December 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for AFI)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 17: Singer Boy George attends sbe's SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences grand opening with performance by Boy George on November 17, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Boy George attends 'Goldie's Love-In For The Kids', the 5th annual fundraising dinner hosted by Goldie Hawn in aid of The Hawn Foundation UK with de GRISOGONO and Quintessentially Foundation, at Annabel's on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - SEPTEMBER 04: Boy George of Culture Club performs at the American Music Festival at Virginia Beach Convention Center on September 4, 2016 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Photo by David A. Beloff/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Boy George of Culture Club performs on stage at Humphrey's on August 24, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 21: Singer Boy George of Culture Club performs at The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on August 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI - JULY 17: Boy George and Culture Club performs on July 17, 2016 in Rochester Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 30: Boy George (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 28, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - MAY 29: Boy George opens the Cyndi Lauper & Boy George In Concert with guest Rosie O'Donnell at The Borgota Hotel Casino & Spa on May 29, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
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Read below for more of the back-and-forth.

Here are other tweets about George's statement, with some people defending the former pop star.

Boy George was in the news recently, when Sarah Michelle Gellarmade an unfortunate yet epic social media boo-boo when she told her half-million Twitter followers that '80s pop star had died.

Of course, she meant to pay tribute to George Michael, who passed away suddenly Christmas Day of heart failure.

The singer's representatives have not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.

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