Michael Thinks Nobody Takes Him Seriously
star George Michael believes he hasn't been taken seriously in the
U.S. since his 1998 arrest for lewd conduct. The former Wham! star
was arrested for "engaging in a lewd act" with an
undercover police officer in a Beverly Hills, California public
toilet in April 1998.
in the U.S. plummeted in 2002 when he criticised the relationship
between their President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister
Tony Blair in his controversial song Shoot The Dog.
admits his legal action with former record label Sony in 1993, in
addition to his recent arrests of dangerous driving, haven't
helped his image either.
"I've actually been a bit of a laughable name since the early
nineties. Since I took on Sony, everything went wrong there. From
that point on, I didn't have the radio and I had some pretty bad
publicity. The publicity in the last 18 months hasn't helped, and
so I think I'm a bit of a joke. But it didn't really bother me