This is Remarkable. I see that some George Michael fans around the Net are expressing their anger, on various fan-sites, at George agreeing to write for a Murdoch publisher. To calm the situation, here’s a few things people might want to take into account:
- George already pays Rupert Murdoch money every month for lots Sky+ subscriptions (several in each house he owns). The money for the book is being given to George in the form of discounts on Sky. He won’t receive any actual money from this deal – just lifetime free subscriptions to Sky+ (including HD channels).
- Harper Collins has a great reputation when it comes to publishing high-end autobiographies. For example, they published the autobiography of Big Brother super-star Jade Goodie. George always likes to work with the best people, so HC was a natual choice.
- Rest assured, the fact that this is a HC book won’t mean George’s story is altered in any way. It will be brutally honest, as always. Yes, he might have to tone down the Murdoch criticism a bit; but a bit less of George whinging about the media is a good thing, right?
Anyway, thanks for your attention. Hopefully, things will be a bit calmer now… and if you’re not feeling calmer, perhaps a nice cup of tea might help? I know just the thing for making a great cup of tea…