For whatever reason, earrings for men became popular in the 80's.
The only catch was, if you were a heterosexual, you wore your
earring in your left ear, if you were gay, in your right, and if
you really wanted to be a woman, you wore them in both ears.
Use this same formula to understand George Michael's
configuration. Hey, we don't want to sell you any
earrings, but instead one of the snazzy dirt cheap 80's movie posters