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George Michael says he's afraid he has let "young gay people down" with his multiple run ins with the law, and he's hoping he can make amends.
The singer is worried his multiple arrests and well documented drug use have made him a bad role model for gay teens, and a bad representation of the gay community in general.
Michael told Bang Showbiz: "It's really a matter of thinking what can I do to contribute as a gay man, because I have a serious problem with the fact that every time I would let myself down I felt definitely that I was letting young gay people down, because they would then witness the homophobia that is thrown at me and the wording of that homophobia and the language that is being used.
"So I have some plans to try and do things to help gay kids and I think we're a notoriously bad community at helping our own when it comes to children because we don't have any children.
"So I want to make up for some of the damage that I have done in making myself so newsworthy and putting myself on the back foot enough that there was no room, or space, for me to defend gay children."
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