Twitter Reacts Hilariously To Gary Barlow's Tax Avoidance

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This weekend Gary Barlow was accused of avoiding tax.

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Along with his Take That bandmates Mark Owen and Howard Donald, and their manager Jonathan Wild. It emerged through the Sunday Times that they allegedly invested £26million in a scheme designed to avoid the payment of tax.

So of course the internet reacted hilariously.

Something from the weekend. Gary Barlow 'Since I Saw You Last'

beaubodor@beaubodor

Something from the weekend. Gary Barlow 'Since I Saw You Last'

08:39 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

From Lily Allen having a dig.

Can't get through to NHSDirect , no midwives in your area ? Well at least the Queen got a nice birthday party/jubilee , whatever @GaryBarlow

Lily Allen@lilyallen

Can't get through to NHSDirect , no midwives in your area ? Well at least the Queen got a nice birthday party/jubilee , whatever @GaryBarlow

10:38 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

To "The Queen" having a say.

You owe one some tax, Gary Barlow. #PayUp

But mainly people were having a field day with his songs.

Whatever he said Whatever he did he defo meant it He avoided tax for good Avoided tax avoided tax avoided tax For good. Gary Barlow.

Smile. @SomeEvertonFan

Whatever he said
Whatever he did he defo meant it
He avoided tax for good
Avoided tax
avoided tax
avoided tax
For good.

Gary Barlow.

08:52 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Headline for Gary Barlow tax story: It Only Takes An Audit, Gal.

Ian Hyland@HylandIan

Headline for Gary Barlow tax story: It Only Takes An Audit, Gal.

11:00 PM - 9 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It isn't Gary Barlow's fault. His accountant told him: "Do what you like"

Michael Hogan@michaelhogan

It isn't Gary Barlow's fault. His accountant told him: "Do what you like"

09:31 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Breaking News: Our investigation reveals Gary Barlow has written 9 million love songs but only declared a million for tax reasons.

Baz@bazlyons

Breaking News: Our investigation reveals Gary Barlow has written 9 million love songs but only declared a million for tax reasons.

11:15 AM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

While others couldn't stop with gags about being on the fiddle. LOLs.

GARY BARLOW!!!!!!! Great singer, excellent on the piano and VERY good on the Fiddle #barlowcanyougo

Aled Hall@AledHall

GARY BARLOW!!!!!!!

Great singer, excellent on the piano and VERY good on the Fiddle #barlowcanyougo

08:31 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

All this time I thought Gary Barlow did the singing in Take That. Turns out he was on the fiddle.

Michael Moran@TheMichaelMoran

All this time I thought Gary Barlow did the singing in Take That. Turns out he was on the fiddle.

11:15 AM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Either that, or confusing his OBE with an oboe. You guys.

Why is everyone saying that Gary Barlow should give up the oboe? Let the guy play! #musicisforsharing

Mattallwright@Mattallwright

Why is everyone saying that Gary Barlow should give up the oboe? Let the guy play!

#musicisforsharing

09:33 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Personally I think Gary Barlow SHOULD be made to return his oboe. But not before cleaning the mouthpiece.

Tobias King@2B_king

Personally I think Gary Barlow SHOULD be made to return his oboe. But not before cleaning the mouthpiece.

09:31 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I thought Gary Barlow only played piano. Taking his oboe away is a rubbish punishment.

Tiernan Douieb@TiernanDouieb

I thought Gary Barlow only played piano. Taking his oboe away is a rubbish punishment.

09:14 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

After 10AM the Gary Barlow Oboe jokes will have officially jumped the shark. Get them in now, people.

The Blogging Bloke@LodzTBB

After 10AM the Gary Barlow Oboe jokes will have officially jumped the shark. Get them in now, people.

09:34 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others saw it as a great opportunity to revive the #askgarybarlow hashtag.

"@SkyNews: TIMES FRONT PAGE: "Take that, Barlow" #skypapers " ←time to revive #askgarybarlow methinks.

John Haslam@JohnKHaslam

"@SkyNews: TIMES FRONT PAGE: "Take that, Barlow" #skypapers " ←time to revive #askgarybarlow methinks.

09:55 AM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Can I have your OBE ? I've never stolen millions from the public ?? #askGaryBarlow

lycanthrope@spud110

Can I have your OBE ? I've never stolen millions from the public ?? #askGaryBarlow

10:03 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#AskGaryBarlow is Fiddler on the roof your favourite musical ? @GaryBarlow

Gandalf Wyndsong @WyndsongG

#AskGaryBarlow is Fiddler on the roof your favourite musical ? @GaryBarlow

05:29 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why are you such a knobber ? #askGaryBarlow

lycanthrope@spud110

Why are you such a knobber ? #askGaryBarlow

10:02 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some were just plain weird.

"Gary Barlow OBE" is an anagram of "A Wooly Grabber".

Nicholas Pegg@NicholasPegg

"Gary Barlow OBE" is an anagram of "A Wooly Grabber".

09:23 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Is Gary Barlow halal? Asking for a friend.

Adrian L@fourstar

Is Gary Barlow halal? Asking for a friend.

09:42 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In fairness to Gary Barlow, medical bills for operations to continually reduce the size of his fat head must be very expensive.

Fish Upon A Star@PrawnAgain

In fairness to Gary Barlow, medical bills for operations to continually reduce the size of his fat head must be very expensive.

09:23 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I went to a restaurant once and Gary Barlow was sat on the next table. My girlfriend gazed at him all night. I say strip him of the OBE.

Smee@NiceOneTrevor

I went to a restaurant once and Gary Barlow was sat on the next table. My girlfriend gazed at him all night. I say strip him of the OBE.

09:37 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

While others had plenty more to say on the matter.

It's no wonder that Gary Barlow is a national treasure...he's been keeping hold if the countries ££s.

Punctured bicycle...@MusicSnobb

It's no wonder that Gary Barlow is a national treasure...he's been keeping hold if the countries ££s.

09:27 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

When Gary Barlow gets caught avoiding tax everyone's like "aw but he's a nice guy" Jimmy Carr did it & it was "GET THE BASTARD!" Fuck sake

Chumba@chumbayaa

When Gary Barlow gets caught avoiding tax everyone's like "aw but he's a nice guy" Jimmy Carr did it & it was "GET THE BASTARD!" Fuck sake

09:31 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

gary barlow to keep his OBE in fact cameron will give him 2 more for getting away with tax evasion for so long

extremist and proud@PaulHewitt50

gary barlow to keep his OBE in fact cameron will give him 2 more for getting away with tax evasion for so long

09:33 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some simply didn't care, because it's Gary Barlow after all.

I honestly can say that Gary Barlow could batter a fish with a hammer and I'd still think he was perfect :-)

Rachael Barker@RachBarker85

I honestly can say that Gary Barlow could batter a fish with a hammer and I'd still think he was perfect :-)

09:32 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@5WrightStuff just strip Gary Barlow but he can keep his OBE!! Wink wink

itsbabeecraig@itsbabeecraig

@5WrightStuff just strip Gary Barlow but he can keep his OBE!! Wink wink

09:44 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But most were pretty cynical.

Gary Barlow seems a decent fella but isn't it fortuitous that he's getting all this publicity just before a new album? #guerillamarketing

Neil Symington@NeilSymington

Gary Barlow seems a decent fella but isn't it fortuitous that he's getting all this publicity just before a new album? #guerillamarketing

09:38 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So Gary Barlow does know how to handle cheques

Carl Packman@CarlPackman

So Gary Barlow does know how to handle cheques

09:39 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some were having a great time fooling around with pictures.

Give it up, for Gary Barlow OBE ...

Gary Barlow added to cast as tax free plumber. #garybarlow

Mark Collyer@MarkCollyerReal

Gary Barlow added to cast as tax free plumber. #garybarlow

09:35 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Here's a lovely portrait of Gary Barlow that I did a while ago, for all you fans out there x

Rob Dicken@1970RobD

Here's a lovely portrait of Gary Barlow that I did a while ago, for all you fans out there x

12:00 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

While others made very, very good points.

If we really want to punish gary barlow we should make him enter eurovision every year until he wins.

Ben Moore@benjaminpmoore

If we really want to punish gary barlow we should make him enter eurovision every year until he wins.

09:39 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BREAKING NEWS: After handing back his OBE, Gary Barlow to be now known as Gar Arlw.

Twitflup@Twitflup

BREAKING NEWS: After handing back his OBE, Gary Barlow to be now known as Gar Arlw.

07:07 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite