DAVID Bowie unfortunately died a year ago today following a personal fight with cancer.
And while fans around the globe are commemorating the music legend with wholehearted tweets, it appears British Gas didn’t wish to lose out on the action.
Beginning their tweets today on the customer care account, British Gas Assist, one employee commemorated the Let’s Dance vocalist.
Composing to the account’s 21.5 k fans, they composed: “Early morning all. A year today we lost a pop icon David Bowie, time fly’s do not it? We’re here till 10 pm if you require anything. Thanks, Paul #RipDB (sic).”
Nevertheless, Bowie fans were left less than satisfied with the post, and implicated the business of “hijacking” the anniversary of his death.
One responded: “An actually brazen effort to pirate a hashtag that has absolutely nothing to do with your organisation. Paul – you must repent.”
Another included: “Jesus christ. Poor frigging taste. ‘Sorry if y’ all are down today, oh by the method – have a service tweet.”
” @BritishGasHelp good one having a good time at the expenditure of somebody’s death,” another fan responded.
While a 4th user branded the tweeter a “sorrow burglar”.
One fuming Twitter user asked the business: “@BritishGasHelp So why is among your coworkers pirating somebody’s death? I do not rather see the connection!!!”
While another reacted: “This is a splitting example of how not to do social networks.”
Lots of took objective at the spelling mistake in the tweet, with one responding: “‘ Time flys do not it’ My God. ‘Time flies, does not it’ is exactly what you were trying to find. You understand this shows up to the general public? (sic)”
Paul later on sent out another tweet to the upset fans, and apologised: “Hey, David Bowie implied a lot to me. I didn’t imply to anger anybody & & I just wished to commemorate a master songwriter & & real icon ^ Paul.”
Nevertheless, in the middle of the Twitter craze, numerous fans applauded Paul for his homage to the Suffragette City hitmaker.
Leaping to British Gas’ defence, one user composed: “It’s good to let your character shine through the business tweets. What in the world exists to be angered about?”
Another responded: “Well stated Paul, overlook the regular offence-takers, it’s good to see there’s a genuine individual behind these assistance accounts.”
While a 3rd included: “Big appreciation for Paul. Twitter feeds are run by genuine individuals and we have to keep it that method. It’s excellent customer care.”
David Bowie died in 2015 following a personal fight with liver cancer, simply 2 days after commemorating his 69 th birthday.
And over the weekend, his very first post-humous release dropped, through an EP entitled No Strategy.
A video for the title tune likewise debuted the day prior to exactly what would have been David’s 70 th birthday.
Fans discovered referrals to the icon’s previous operate in the video, consisting of the store name, Newton Electrical, which was a nod to his character in the movie The Male Who Was up to Earth.
The video likewise reveals the store on Foxgrove Roadway– the South London street where David lived for a variety of years.