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George Michael’s Careless Rizla: Homophobia And Tabloid Puns

by | 15th, September 2010

GEORGE Michael is in jail. So, a perfect chance for a spot of punning and homophobia in the tabloids.

He scored eight week’s jail for being off his face on cannabis and pills when he crashed his Range Rover into a branch of Snappy Snaps in Hampstead, north London. (They’re the only winners in this.)

Anorak takes a look at puns and gay slights in the news about a great talent who is too stubborn or goofed to get a taxi:

Puns (Anorak goes with Careless Rizla)

LOCK ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO – Sun

Careless Whimper as Star goes down – Sun (pun and homophobia)

Bang Me Up Before You Go Go – Star

“l’m your Van” – Mirror’s caption of van taking George to jail

Because he is gay, you know

At least there will be someone to pick up the soap in the showers – Gordon Smart, Sun

The “gay icon” – Neil Syson, Sun

He’s in HMP Pentonville. Anyone else been jailed there? Neil Syson knows:

“The North London prison’s previous high-profile inmates include writer Oscar Wilde – jailed for homosexuality – and Michael’s fellow pop star Boy George, who was sent there for assaulting a mail escort he held captive”.

Just two examples if the hundreds of criminals sent to that jail – who both happen to be gay…

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George Michael arrives at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in north London, for sentencing after he admitted crashing his Range Rover while under the influence of cannabis.



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