It started out as a joke...
LONDON: It was meant as an ironic tribute to one of pop music’s most enduring hit-makers.
But as Barry Gibb belted out a string of Bee Gees hits, including I Started a Joke, How Deep Is Your Love,
Words and Tragedy, Rachel Burns’s tweet uncovered a sense of humour failure among his fans.
Burns wrote: “Shame Barry Gibb hasn’t got more of his own material. First he covered Take That, then Boyzone, now Steps.”
One fan replied: “No hunny, he actually did the songs first and then THEY covered them.” Others accused Burns of ignorance, while some later said she should have made it clearer that she was joking about the 70-year-old’s performance on the Pyramid Stage.
Celebrities took to social media to highlight the bizarre exchange as Burns’s tweet received more than 10 000 likes and 1 300 replies. Dara O’Briain wrote: “This is a great, silly joke, further elevated to brilliance by the replies. And the replies to the replies.” – Daily Mail