Tuesday, May 08, 2012

George Michael: UK newspapers ignore US gay teen torture story

For more info on George Michael's recent tweeted rages against the press, watch the film (he commissioned) Hiding Out below. It's an excerpt from a documentary on Californian boot camps for teen gays compelled to undergo so-called aversion therapy and on hidden 'safe houses' where they find refuge. The myth of the therapy, which involves torture and other abuses, is that homosexuality does not exist but is a product of confusion. Many kids who escape the camps are rounded up by the police and returned to these fake clinics.

This is the story that UK newspapers chose to ignore.

On his Twitter page @GeorgeMichael, the star recounts showing this film to a bunch of 'gay and straight campaigners for civil and gay right at Equality Rocks, a concert in Washington. To my great surprise, it was to no avail. Absolutely nothing came of it.'

6 comments:

Vincent said...

Well, I have to say that if the UK newspapers featured every mad thing that goes on in America, there would be no home news. In fact you could fill the paper with snippets under the title "Only in America ..."

Madame Arcati said...

That would be a start.

Louis Barfe said...

Isn't big gay, liberated old George Michael a truly glorious thing? From being someone whose records I quite liked, he's now a celeb for whom I have infinite time and respect.

Madame Arcati said...

I have similar feelings about Bryan Ferry. Once a pretty face of glam rock, then the father of right-wing fox chewing loons and husband of tall bitches; then I saw him play a kinky cunt in Breakfast On Pluto. I'm now at his feet after moderate-to-cool admiration.

Anonymous said...

Oh madame! You're almost your old self again. A bit restrained though. In the past you'd have cussed your way through this piece.

Anonymous said...

You filthy fucking pile of deviant shit - DIE DIE DIE