It’s no secret that I adore George Michael, it’s also no secret that I’m an avid Tweeter. I have been tweeting for over two years and I love it! On Friday my Twitter world changed forever, when my idol George Michael arrived in all his innocence with his first ever tweet. There was some confusion for a few hours as to whether it was really him, as Chris Evans, who introduced him to the networking site, told his followers that George’s tweet name was ‘The Singing Greek’, which as funny as that was, isn’t true, it is @georgemichael.
At first I was really excited and it was fun watching him get to grips with Twitter. But in retrospect, and as strange as it may sound, I am not entirely sure if I want my idol on twitter. When I was a teenager I never wanted to meet him, I was too scared he wouldn’t be all I had imagined him to be luckily when I did eventually meet him I wasn’t disappointed, he was lovely. Thinking about all of this, I tried to imagine what it would’ve been like when I was a teenager, to have a forum such as twitter that our Hollywood Idols and Pop Icons could go on to every day and respond to press/fans and reveal their inner thoughts.
How strange it would’ve have been back then, to have Madonna or Tom Cruise sending us messages via the world wide web! I guess the image of a star then is different to how we view our stars now; back then a star was untouchable, someone we put on a pedestal and maybe aspired to be. Now our stars are just a tweet away and for some reason I find that unnerving.
George has been my inspiration in lots of ways, his honesty in interviews is always refreshing; I like the fact he doesn’t over guild the lily with them, and that he keeps us waiting for his amazing voice and songs, just like a true pop legend. I think I feel like his arrival on Twitter means I have to share him, it makes him a little less exclusive; and although Twitter is a lovely place to be sometimes, it does open you up to all sorts of things especially as a public figure (though I am sure George can look after himself)!
I like a Star to be a Star, George Michael is a Star and I want him to stay that way; on my ipod, in my memories. I’m just not sure I want him on Twitter…..