Thursday, September 16, 2010

Settling the Score: George Michael



So, a genealogy blog debunks that George Michael is (part) Jewish... Sort of. We previously read that he had a Jewish grandparent, but the blog concludes:
[L]ikely there is a maternal ancestor on George Michael's family tree who was indeed Jewish, so it was the case that his grandmother Daisy Angold Young was of Jewish descent some way back.[1]

So we docked George an I point (he's down to a 2), but Barely a Jew he stays...

Update, 2016 (RIP George): Not a Jew.
There have been various claims on the internet, some perhaps originating with George Michael himself, that George’s maternal grandmother was Jewish. These claims are not accurate. George’s maternal grandmother was of non-Jewish English ancestry.[2]

Thanks to Dave from New York for alerting us.

4 comments:

  1. Dear JONJ, please, please, please... I think you should update your George Michael verdict and profile. You can put maybe Borderline Jew or Jew. Here are references: George Michael, British Pop Star With Jewish Roots, Dies at 53 ...
    forward.com/news/.../george-michael-british-pop-star-with-jewish-roots-dies-at-53/
    Dec 26, 2016 - British singer George Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham! and then forged a career as a successful solo artist ...
    British singer George Michael dies of heart failure at 53 | The Times of ...
    www.timesofisrael.com › Israel & the Region
    Dec 26, 2016 - Iconic pop star with Jewish roots, who found fame with Wham! before going solo, 'passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,' ...
    British pop star George Michael, who had Jewish roots, dies at 53 - JTA
    www.jta.org/2016/.../british-pop-star-george-michael-who-had-jewish-roots-dies-at-5...
    Dec 26, 2016 - (JTA) — British pop singer George Michael, who disclosed a decade ... told the Los Angeles Times that his maternal grandmother was Jewish, ...
    Fans, musicians mourns passing of George Michael, who had Jewish ...
    www.jpost.com/.../Fans-musicians-mourns-passing-of-George-Michael-who-had-Jewi...
    Dec 26, 2016 - Singer George Michael of Wham! fame dies at 53 ... Times that his maternal grandmother was Jewish but married a non-Jewish man and raised ...Deceased pop star George Michael claimed Jewish roots - Music ...
    www.israelnationalnews.com › All News › Music & Entertainment
    Dec 27, 2016 - British pop singer George Michael, who died unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 53, disclosed a decade ago that he had Jewish roots.
    British pop star George Michael had Jewish roots - Jewish Ledger
    www.jewishledger.com/2017/01/british-pop-star-george-michael-jewish-roots/
    10 hours ago - (JTA) – British pop singer George Michael, who died recently at the age of 53, disclosed a decade ago that he had Jewish roots. Michael died ...
    Deceased Pop Star George Michael Claimed Jewish Roots
    www.virtualjerusalem.com/news.php?Itemid=24640
    Dec 26, 2016 - JTA - British pop singer George Michael, who disclosed a decade ago that he had Jewish roots, has died unexpectedly at the age of 53.
    Deceased Homosexual British Pop Star George Michael Revealed to ...
    https://saboteur365.wordpress.com/.../deceased-homosexual-british-pop-star-george-...
    Dec 26, 2016 - The Jews are emphasizing that the singer was a member… ... British singer George Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s ...
    Jewish George Michael Was Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian; Muslim Arab ...
    www.debbieschlussel.com/.../jewish-george-michael-was-anti-israel-pro-palestinian-m...
    6 days ago - CNN reported that the song was so anti-Israel and so biased, that even .... As for George Michael, I didn't know about his hidden Jewish ...
    R.I.P. George.
    Thank-you JONJ. :)

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  2. Nope. Those links are just regurgitated. Not a Jew.

    http://ethnicelebs.com/george-michael

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  3. Ah nope. Jew.
    George Michael - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Michael
    Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as ... Michael's mother, Lesley Angold (née Harrison; 1937–1997), was an English dancer, whose mother was Jewish. Michael spent the majority of his ...

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  4. This is how the Internet works: someone puts a rumor out there, and it gets regurgitated. His ancestry has been studied. He is not Jewish. Just another in a long line that claim to be, for whatever reason.

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