"The song is about the terrible fear of alienation that people have, the fear of standing up for one thing. It's about trying to suck up to everybody. Basically, if you aren't true, if you don't act like you feel, then you get Karma-justice, that's nature's way of paying you back." - Boy George
"Culture Club have often been accused of making inoffensive music of little consequence but even ''Karma Chameleon'' has a dark emotional and sexual undercurrent" - Boy George
''I think ''Karma Chameleon'' has a bluegrass inspiration, a country western inspiration, you know. I think if you would to see Boy George with a long beard and an acoustic guitar, it could pull up people to love the song; but because he's presenting it in such a new format, it makes it a lot more acceptable.'' - Boy George
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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