"Russian hooligans skintight shorts bumbags batty boy muscles ha ha I'd be more worried bout getting me arse pinched LG X". The tweet immediately sparked outrage online but Gallagher, who quit Oasis and tried to form his own group which sadly failed to ignite the charts, has thus far ignored the consternation. Coronation Street star Antony Cotton was among the first to respond, calling Gallagher's comments "ugly and upsetting" in the aftermath of Sunday's mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, which left 49 people dead.
Russian hooligans skintight shorts bumbags batty boy muscles ha ha I'd be more worried bout getting me arse pinched LG X— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) June 15, 2016
Especially in light of what happened in Orlando a few days ago, that tweet is ugly and upsetting @liamgallagher#NoBystanders — Antony Cotton (@antonycotton) June 16, 2016Another Twitter user referenced the vigil that took place in London on Monday night for the victims of the massacre, saying that thousands of people had stood together against homophobia and that Gallagher should "try doing the same".
Gallagher, who's real name is William, is no stranger to controversy. He settled out of court after allegedly headbutting a fan and was later in the news after having his teeth knocked out by a German businessman. One tweeter gleefully made reference to the occasion, saying that "no 'batty boy' would have a problem laying you out".
@liamgallagher Batty boy? Google "London Gay Men's Chorus Soho Vigil" to see 1000s of ppl standing vs homophobia. Then try doing the same— Queerily (@Queerily) June 16, 2016
@liamgallagher Given you had your teeth knocked out by an estate agent I'm sure no "batty boy" would have a problem laying you out. — Br00zR 父 ✊2⃣8⃣ (@Br00zR) June 16, 2016Another tweeter summed up the general sentiment in the LGBT community, putting simply: "Vile old twat".
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@liamgallagher vile old twat— Phil Ford (@philford) June 16, 2016