Two days after George Michael is arrested by an undercover police officer for performing a “lewd act” in a Beverly Hills public toilet. One of many details in George Michael: Outed that made me love him even more than I did as a screaming teenage girl. “Everyone wants to touch a pop star,” says Wham!’s manager, Simon Napier-Bell. How can a pop star say he’s gay?” It was in this frenzy of moral panic that the tabloids began outing people. As the front pages emblazoned with George’s Shame rolled off the presses and the homophobic jibes spewed forth, Michael responded with pure pop star grace.