Saturday, May 19, 2007

Dope is great, says George Michael

George Michaal's seeking out of a remote new home in Scotland could be explained by his new-found enthusiasm as a spokesperson for cannabis. It's great, he tells Michael Parkinson:

Singer George Michael has said the world would be an "easier place to live with" if cannabis was legal.

Speaking to ITV chat show host Michael Parkinson, the star said he was not "advocating" the drug for everyone.

"Nobody ever came home stoned and beat up their wife," the 43-year-old former Wham! singer said.

Well, not quite, but there is a disturbing amount of evidence starting to build up that people do act quite violently after smoking skunk, isn't there?

George also revealed he was addicted to prescription medicines, too - which is like being addicted to ordinary drugs, but your man gets pens and mousemats from his supplier, rather than threats of violence and a semi-regular beating with a baseball bat.

It's all a result of depression following the death of his Mum:
"I know I have a very self-destructive tendency since my mother died, I have got to be honest. That has kind of made itself clear in other ways," he said.

Interestingly, despite having pleaded guilty to driving while unfit, and thus having told the courts he broke the law, he tells Parky he hasn't broken the law at all:
"Ultimately I didn't break the law. I did something stupid, and doing something irresponsible is not a position that I am normally used to defending myself in," he said.

But, George, by saying "guilty" in a court, you are admitting you broke the law. Just because something is also irresponsible and stupid doesn't mean it can't also be illegal. Let's hope that they don't take this sudden public 'not guilty' plea into account when you go back for sentencing - because you know how judges hate scofflaws, George.

1 comment:

Chris Brown said...

"Nobody ever came home stoned and beat up their wife," the 43-year-old former Wham! singer said.

How does he know?

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