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

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

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

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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.

Gary Barlow @GaryBarlow

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

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Gary Barlow @GaryBarlow

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

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

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

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Gary Barlow @GaryBarlow

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

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Gary Barlow @GaryBarlow

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

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

Gary Barlow @GaryBarlow

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

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Gary Barlow @GaryBarlow

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

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As well as his latest plans.

Gary Barlow @GaryBarlow

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

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

Dawn @dawnee84

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

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Emma Kither @EmmaKither

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

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Lolly @Lolly_Knickers

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

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

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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Cary Charles @CaryCharles

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

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/kimberleydadds/gary-barlow-rejoins-twitter-to-apologise-for-tax-row-not-eve

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