George Michael was #UPP
Last night we heard the awful news that our North London, Greek Cypriot Prince Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou a.k.a George Michael had passed away. In the spirit of what #UsingYourPlatformPositively aims to do I wanted to counter a lot of the negative “turbulent” coverage of George *coughs Sky News* and highlight some of George Michael’s fantastic humanitarian and activist work.
- In 2003 George Michael used his platform to oppose the Iraq War
- Also in 2003 George partnered up with Garage Queen Ms Dynamite to create an anti-war version of my favourite George Michael song, Gotta Have Faith. They even performed the song at the Brits!- It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a protest song!
- The really smart man off the TV shared this kind story
- George Michael often kept aside free tickets to his concert for NHS staff
- George would give royalties for his legendary songs like Last Christmas and Jesus to a Child to Ethiopian famine relief and charities like Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
- Sali Huges revealed this secret about George.
- Last night the CEO of School Home Support told me George Michael donated £2,000 to the East London Charity which provide personalised support to children and families to to improve the educational life chances of children.
- Why wasn’t he ever Sir George Michael? Can we start a campaign to rectify that?