British Gas have annoyed a lot of people with their David Bowie tweet
British Gas have annoyed a lot of people with their David Bowie tweet.
It may not have escaped your attention that today is a year since David Bowie died. #RipDB and #RipDavidBowie are trending on twitter, and a lot of people are honouring his death.
One such person is British Gas Help, who also thought they'd tweet their own bizarre tribute to the music legend.
People were quite annoyed by a lot of things in the tweet, including "poor taste", even worse spelling, and "hikacking" a celebrity death in order to "get some PR".
@BritishGasHelp Jesus christ. Poor frigging taste. "Sorry if y'all are down today, oh by the way - have a business tweet"— Casco (@KaliCS) January 10, 2017
@BritishGasHelp wow. That's extraordinarily poor taste. What are you thinking?— Thomas Blythe (@thomasblythe) January 10, 2017
@BritishGasHelp should be ashamed of the spelling and grammar not just the hijacking of this for your own PR— Dave (@daveb257) January 10, 2017
@BritishGasHelp This is a spoof, right? If not, someone at BG needs to double check spelling and grammar (and subject) before sending tweets— Mark 'Harry' Honnor (@harryhonnor) January 10, 2017
. @BritishGasHelp I hope Paul finds another job that doesn't involve trying to look cool on Social Media!— CobboldMassive (@CobboldMassive) January 10, 2017
@BritishGasHelp "time flys don't it" My God. "Time flies, doesn't it" is what you were looking for. You know this is visible to the public?— Brian Keen (@thebriankeen) January 10, 2017
@BritishGasHelp this is a cracking example of how not to do social media.— Tinfoil Pants (@notquitededd) January 10, 2017
They've since spent the morning trying (with varying degrees of success) to deal with Bowie fans livid with them for the tweet, as well as for gas problems they're having.
@BritishGasHelp A really brazen attempt to hijack a Hashtag that has nothing to do with your business. Paul - you should be ashamed— GrumpyMcGrumpface (@grumpyoldchris) January 10, 2017
@grumpyoldchris I'm sorry if we've caused offence. Please can you DM the details? Thanks, Janina— British Gas Help (@BritishGasHelp) January 10, 2017
@BritishGasHelp see above— GrumpyMcGrumpface (@grumpyoldchris) January 10, 2017
@BritishGasHelp "Time flies" is the lost washer in your boiler repair tweet.— Flash Banding (@smile_of_decade) January 10, 2017
I'm not paying you till 10pm just to try and own Bowie memory
And admitting they can't spell...
But generally apologising profusely...
Even though a lot of other people don't really see anything wrong with the tweet.
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