Tuesday marks one year to the day since the death of the legendary David Bowie.

Suitable tributes flooded the internet like this example from BBC Newsnight.

David Bowie died a year ago today. Back in 1999 he made this incredible prediction about how the internet would change our lives forever pic.twitter.com/ITF9Wv6jlC

— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) January 10, 2017

Then British Gas inexplicably got involved.

Morning all. A year today we lost a pop icon David Bowie, time flys don’t it? We’re here till 10pm if you need anything. Thanks, Paul #RipDB

— British Gas Help (@BritishGasHelp) January 10, 2017

@BritishGasHelp Paul; turn your autocorrect on, mate. And try to not be so blasé about something people truly care about.

— ire 🌊 (@irepad) January 10, 2017

Let’s count the wrongs.

1/2) It’s ‘flies’ not ‘flys’ and ‘doesn’t’ not ‘don’t’.

@BritishGasHelp “time flys don’t it” My God. “Time flies, doesn’t it” is what you were looking for. You know this is visible to the public?

— Brian Keen (@thebriankeen) January 10, 2017

Most people are using #DavidBowie, #Bowieforever or something similar but #RipDB appears to be mainly associated with a “Darius” last year.


@BritishGasHelp A really brazen attempt to hijack a Hashtag that has nothing to do with your business. Paul – you should be ashamed

— GrumpyMcGrumpface (@grumpyoldchris) January 10, 2017

Whilst ‘Paul’ sent the original tweet, other people manning the account appear to be confused by the furore.

@Waldmeisterei Hi Kat, we have a couple & this one is for customers who need our help & advice. Cheers, Claire

— British Gas Help (@BritishGasHelp) January 10, 2017

@tedreally Hi Ted, this is a bit worrying! I’m sorry if we’ve offended. Please can you DM details of what your post is about? Thanks, Janina

— British Gas Help (@BritishGasHelp) January 10, 2017

Eventually poor Paul chipped in again to explain the tweet.

Hey, David Bowie meant so much to me. I didn’t mean to offend anyone & I only wanted to pay tribute to a master songwriter & true icon ^Paul

— British Gas Help (@BritishGasHelp) January 10, 2017

British Gas has been contacted for comment.

This article was sourced from http://mbcnewsdesk.com