It started out as a joke...

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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

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