Anyone who has read previous posts on here will know that I’m not a big fan of celebrity “do gooders” and all the wonderful work they do for “charity mate”.Gary Barlow OBE is a prime example of these self-important hypocrites.
He is without doubt a very talented writer and musician, no argument from me on that one, he has become very wealthy because of his talents, again, no problem here. Where I have a major problem with these people is their very public support for charities like Comic Relief & Children in Need, while hidden in the shadows they are scheming together to find ways to avoid paying tax. Now on the surface that may seem to be fair enough, after all, who likes to pay tax?
What is being missed by the thousands of adoring fans of Saint Gary Barlow is that you’re all being played as total mugs!. We all sit there watching Children in need, along comes Peter Kaye, or James Corden with some Gary Barlow related song or sketch, and we, the downtrodden lowlife plebs at the bottom of the food chain pledge money we can’t afford to help children, or disadvantaged people around the world, who shouldn’t be in that situation in the first place. Because they are so good at convincing us to support these orchestrated good causes, they get awards, i.e. an OBE, or even a Knighthood from the Queen, whose personal wealth could solve these problems overnight, and still leave her with more than enough. The trouble is, the adoring Barlow fans are probably the same people who believe the Royal family myth, but that’s another story.
Anyway, lets just suspend reality for a moment and pretend that the motivation behind Barlow’s charity work is genuine, why go to such lengths to avoid paying his fair share of tax? The only answer is greed. The more you’ve got, the more you want. Look here’s the bottom line, every rich celebrity or indeed anyone who avoids paying their share of tax, increases your tax burden, and this applies to giant corporations whose whole setup is to get maximum profit with minimum tax.
I’m sure Gary is a lovely boy, but by trying to avoid paying tax, he’s stealing from you and me.