STRAIGHT men were in awe of both Prince’s music and his epic success with women, it has been confirmed.
As Eamonn Holmes, a television presenter, described the late musician as ‘flamboyant’ as a code word for ‘effeminate’, millions of heterosexual men said Prince possessed the sort of ‘flamboyancy’ they could only dream of.
Tom Logan, from Stevenage, said: “When a man writes a song about meeting a woman ‘in a hotel lobby, masturbating with a magazine’, it suggests to me that he is a good deal more confident and successful with the opposite sex than the likes of me.
“While it is certainly a vivid and powerful lyric, it is not ‘flamboyant’.”
Martin Bishop, from Peterborough, added: “I’m old enough to have had a ‘fondness’ for Sheena Easton. I suspect Prince knew Sheen Easton far, far better than I did, even at the apex of my ’fondness’.
“Perhaps if, like Prince, I had written an incredibly sexy song for Ms Easton things might have been different. I suppose I’m just too ‘masculine’. And untalented.”
Julian Cook, from Hatfield, said: “Is the guitar solo in When Doves Cry ’flamboyant’? I always thought it sounded like Jimi Hendrix on Viagra. Perhaps Eamonn Holmes thinks Jimi Hendrix was also ‘flamboyant’. But then again, Eamonn Holmes is very ‘masculine’.”