George Michael debuted the video for his Comic Relief charity single True Faith this week and took a swipe at the critics who declared it a flop.

The video finds the pop icon and occasional Midnight Shift visitor looking very dapper, surrounded by colourful smoke.

After that simple start, things take a distinctly surreal turn when the smoke turns into dancing creatures.

It’s a nice video, but even the special effects and the fact that all proceeds go to charity couldn’t prevent the song from stalling at number 27 on the UK singles chart.

When some critics questioned the singer’s status as a hitmaker, he jumped on Twitter to put them in their place.

“What makes me laugh is that after 30 yrs they still act as if it’s newsworthy that I don’t sell to kids/ the singles market the way I did :) Face it paps, hacks and haters… The album will sell great, the tour will sell out, and the fans remain some of the loyalest in the world. Nothing you can do about that…”

George 1. Critics 0.

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