Sarah Michelle Gellar Confused George Michael With Boy George — Who Didn’t Die
Sarah Michelle Gellar accidentally tweeted out condolences for the wrong famous singer this past weekend.
After George Michael died on Christmas Day from reported heart failure, Gellar sent out a tweet confusing the Wham! singer with Boy George.
“Do you really want to hurt me? I guess you do 2016,” the actress tweeted (and later deleted) on Sunday night, followed by the hashtag #ripboygeorge.
Users quickly pointed out the error to Gellar, who followed up on her mistake. “Just as sad when you get the correct information- #ripGeorgeMichael thank you to everyone who corrected me- it’s still so sad,” the actress wrote.
Just as sad when you get the correct information- #ripGeorgeMichael thank you to everyone who corrected me- it’s still so sad
— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) December 25, 2016
She then explained that she knows the difference between the two men. “My intentions were good,” Gellar wrote.
And for the record yes I completely know the difference between Boy George and George Michael- I heard incorrectly. My intentions were good
— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) December 26, 2016
Boy George, who was rumored to have once had a tempestuous relationship with the singer, posted his own message about Michael’s death.
“He was so loved and I hope he knew it because the sadness today is beyond words. Devastating,” the singer wrote on Twitter. “What a beautiful voice he had and his music will live on as a testament to his talent. I can’t believe he is gone.”
Thea Glassman is an associate editor at the Forward. Contact her at [email protected]