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    People Aren't Very Impressed With Gary Barlow's Apology Over His Tax Avoidance

    "Oh...and I also have a new album out!"

    Gary Barlow has been absent from Twitter since May, when he was accused of avoiding tax.

    Joel Ryan/Invision / AP

    He and Take That bandmates Mark Owen and Howard Donald, and their manager, Jonathan Wild, allegedly invested £26million in a scheme designed to avoid the payment of tax.

    But Barlow is now officially back on Twitter.

    Hey everyone ! I'm back from 7 productive weeks in the US and I'm back on twitter !

    Gary Barlow@GaryBarlow

    Hey everyone ! I'm back from 7 productive weeks in the US and I'm back on twitter !

    7:57 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    I've had a break from twitter after someone hacked my account and some very upsetting and disturbing text was written

    Gary Barlow@GaryBarlow

    I've had a break from twitter after someone hacked my account and some very upsetting and disturbing text was written

    8:01 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    So he took the opportunity to apologise to his fans over the tax row.

    Over the Summer I've remembered that I have so many supporters, friends and fans on here so why let 1 person ruin all the fun

    Gary Barlow@GaryBarlow

    Over the Summer I've remembered that I have so many supporters, friends and fans on here so why let 1 person ruin all the fun

    8:02 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    I want to apologise to anyone who was offended by the tax stories earlier this year.

    Gary Barlow@GaryBarlow

    I want to apologise to anyone who was offended by the tax stories earlier this year.

    8:04 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    With a new team of accountants we are working to settle things with all parties involved ASAP

    Gary Barlow@GaryBarlow

    With a new team of accountants we are working to settle things with all parties involved ASAP

    8:05 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Oh...and also to plug the new Take That album.

    We have been working since the new year on a new Take That studio album

    Gary Barlow@GaryBarlow

    We have been working since the new year on a new Take That studio album

    8:06 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    We are extremely excited about it ! It has been 4 long years since the last one

    Gary Barlow@GaryBarlow

    We are extremely excited about it ! It has been 4 long years since the last one

    8:07 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    As well as his latest plans.

    I'm looking forward to singing at Elton Johns 'End of summer' party on Thursday

    Gary Barlow@GaryBarlow

    I'm looking forward to singing at Elton Johns 'End of summer' party on Thursday

    8:13 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And while some people were ecstatic to hear the news and have him back on social media...

    So good to see @GaryBarlow back on twitter and with news of a new Take That album. Yay, yay, yay! :)

    Dawn@dawnee84

    So good to see @GaryBarlow back on twitter and with news of a new Take That album. Yay, yay, yay! :)

    9:22 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    yay im soooooooo excited because Gary Barlow Is back on twitter - your fans have missed you (especially me) @GaryBarlow

    Emma Kither @EmmaKither

    yay im soooooooo excited because Gary Barlow Is back on twitter - your fans have missed you (especially me) @GaryBarlow

    8:33 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    YAY!! BARLOWS BACK @GaryBarlow I've missed your face. Can I sit on it?

    Lolly@Lolly_Knickers

    YAY!! BARLOWS BACK @GaryBarlow

    I've missed your face. Can I sit on it?

    8:15 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    ...others were less than impressed by his attempt at an apology.

    If Gary Barlow had a pound for every insulting response he got to that non-apology, he still wouldn't pay tax on it. The prick.

    Dean Burnett@garwboy

    If Gary Barlow had a pound for every insulting response he got to that non-apology, he still wouldn't pay tax on it. The prick.

    9:04 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Nice that Gary Barlow has apologised to those who were offended by the stories about his alleged tax dodging – 118 days after the fact.

    Kit Lovelace@kitlovelace

    Nice that Gary Barlow has apologised to those who were offended by the stories about his alleged tax dodging – 118 days after the fact.

    10:16 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    @GaryBarlow @tom_watson We weren't 'offended' - we were angry. You tricked us out of money for teachers, nurses, cancer drugs etc...

    h g @pyramidscream

    @GaryBarlow @tom_watson We weren't 'offended' - we were angry. You tricked us out of money for teachers, nurses, cancer drugs etc...

    10:15 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    'I'm sorry that you found me not paying tax offensive' is pretty much the worst apology I've ever heard, @GaryBarlow.

    LW @LiamW_93

    'I'm sorry that you found me not paying tax offensive' is pretty much the worst apology I've ever heard, @GaryBarlow.

    10:08 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    So Gary Barlow has vaguely apologised for the STORIES about his tax avoidance, not the avoidance itself #PlayingTheSystem #dirtyUKpolitics

    Cary Charles@CaryCharles

    So Gary Barlow has vaguely apologised for the STORIES about his tax avoidance, not the avoidance itself #PlayingTheSystem #dirtyUKpolitics

    10:07 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Some of them used the opportunity wisely by throwing in some Take That lyrics.

    Ferdaus Shamim / WireImage

    Gary Barlow apologises to tax man saying 'Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn't mean it' Tax man insists 'We want it back for good' #gary

    Beverly Macca CBA@BeverlyMacca1

    Gary Barlow apologises to tax man saying 'Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn't mean it' Tax man insists 'We want it back for good' #gary

    5:12 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    "What ever I said, what ever I did I didn't mean it" Does that include your really unapologetic apology? @GaryBarlow

    Hannah The Ostrich@HANNAHOstrich

    "What ever I said, what ever I did I didn't mean it"

    Does that include your really unapologetic apology? @GaryBarlow

    10:13 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But people mainly seemed annoyed about the timing of his reappearance on Twitter.

    Gary Barlow is apologising over the stories on tax avoidance and then talks about his new album...makes crap music and avoids tax

    Atiq G@ephemeral90

    Gary Barlow is apologising over the stories on tax avoidance and then talks about his new album...makes crap music and avoids tax

    10:08 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    @GaryBarlow Has you coming back on Twitter got anything to do with you bringing a new album out? ;)

    Aaron@Vitellivs

    @GaryBarlow Has you coming back on Twitter got anything to do with you bringing a new album out? ;)

    11:04 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Gary Barlow wants to apologies to everyone over tax scandal earlier this year.It has taken him long enough must have new album out. #Fools

    John NI@JohnNI47973385

    Gary Barlow wants to apologies to everyone over tax scandal earlier this year.It has taken him long enough must have new album out.

    #Fools

    10:58 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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