David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones made a brilliant comeback when Russia today quoted a famous saying from Bowie in one of their tweets, displaying his support for Ukraine amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of the country.
In the tweet from Russia’s state-run news agency, the outlet referenced a famous lyric from Bowie’s 1969 hit Spatial oddity on Twitter to his 2.9 million followers, writing, “Ground control to Major Tom.”
Spatial oddity is a song based on a fictional character, Major Tom, who is launched into space, but an accident occurs that causes him to lose connection with ground control and eventually get lost.
The specific lyrics refer to ground control attempting to make contact with Major Tom.
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This may be in reference to the fact that RT and several other Russian government websites were allegedly taken down by Anonymous, as the hacking collective claimed that it temporarily took the news website offline, The Independentreported.
Currently, the RT website is back online and appears to be working normally.
Although David Bowie‘s son Duncan had something to say about his father’s words being used by RT and was quick to respond to the tweet with a clear stance on the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Quoting RT’s tweet, Jones simply replied, “Bad song,” featuring a Ukrainian flag emoji and two heart emojis, as well as an image of some poignant lyrics from another famous Bowie song. Hero (1977).
Here are the following lyrics, Jones tweeted:
I, I can remember (I remember)
Stand up, close to the wall (close to the wall)
And the guns, fired over our heads (over our heads)
And we kissed like nothing could fall (nothing could fall)
And shame was on the other side
Oh we can beat them, forever and ever
So we could be heroes, just for one day
Of course, people on Twitter were thrilled to see Jones using his father’s words to antagonize RT, describing him as the “perfect comeback.”
Meanwhile RT has come under fire for broadcasting ‘propaganda’ and as a result the UK government has asked media regulator Ofcom to review its coverage.
“It is essential that the UK seeks to limit Russia’s ability to spread its propaganda at home,” said Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries.
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