David Bowie on Scottish independence: Reactions on Twitter
'Scotland stay with us' the music legend said...via none other than Kate Moss
David Bowie was the centre of attention at last night's Brit Awards - not only for reclaiming the Best Male Solo Artist award, but also for his views on Scottish independence, read out for him by none other than Kate Moss.
Despite not being at London's O2 Arena himself, the 67-year-old music icon still managed to steal the show.
Bowie sent an enigmatic message for Moss to deliver on his behalf, but it was the brief reference to Scottish independence that got everyone talking.
As soon as the supermodel unleashed Bowie's words - "Scotland, stay with us" - in that voice that no-one ever hears, Twitter went into meltdown.
The "Life on Mars" singer is the first high-profile pop star to wade in on the political row as politicians debate the pros and cons of state separation ahead of a 18 September referendum.
Oasis's Noel Gallagher presented his award and Moss catwalked to collect it wearing his 1972 Ziggy Stardust stage costume.
Take a look at some of the reactions
In a handful of words delivered by a supermodel has David Bowie made the most significant intervention in the Scottish independence debate?— Lee Hayhurst (@leehayhurst) February 20, 2014
Who wants to leave the Scottish issue out of the Brits? WE DO, BI DIVA is our #anagram answer to DAVID BOWIE.— Tony Balmforth (@tonybalmforth) February 20, 2014
As for David Bowie he did a lot for the yes campaign last night ppl don't need to be told what to do he would make me mad if I were Scottish— paulo di smurfio 7©™ (@smurfygray) February 20, 2014
David Bowie was always a "Hero" of mine but he is an "Absolute Beginner" when it comes to Scottish politics.— Proinias (@SteinJock) February 20, 2014
David Bowie wants Scotland to stay in the union because he's never tried to spend a Scottish tenner in a London chip shop. #VoteYes— We Are The Physics (@wearethephysics) February 19, 2014
Wow now Kate Moss has told me David Bowie's position on Scottish independence, I completely disregard any political debate on the issue— Elizabeth Wells (@BussyWells) February 19, 2014
Scotland to declare independence from David Bowie's house in New York.— dominiclcarlsson (@sconehenge) February 20, 2014
Not everyone was against Bowie's snippet of political pleading
Been trying to imagine a cooler, more iconic person than David Bowie coming out against Scottish independence. Struggling.— Alex Deane (@ajcdeane) February 20, 2014
David Bowie "Scotland stay with us" that's it! It's over Salmond #Bowie—p Sean (@Sean_McBay) February 19, 2014
If David Bowie tells 'scotland stay with us' whatever u say x— Sophie Sanders (@sandaaaz) February 19, 2014
David Bowie has spoken, Scotland you are staying put, like it or not— Adam (@_adamfarrell_) February 19, 2014
And after his own Twitter/Scotland 'experience', Marcus Brigstocke is just glad to have someone who understands
Uh oh… David Bowie's come out against Scotland leaving the UK… How do I get a warning to him about what happens next?— Marcus Brigstocke (@marcusbrig) February 19, 2014
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