YouTube star Zoella has been at the centre of a Twitter and Instagram row after failing to recognise a picture she took of a "random man and his dog" was actually Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.
Zoella, real name Zoe Suggs, took a picture of Mr Gilmour and his dog on a beach and uploaded it to her Instagram account in 2014.
Unaware of the guitarist's fame, she captioned the photo: “I took this photo of a random man & his dog & other photos on the beach at sunset today! Click the link in my bio to give it a read. :).”
Zoella takes pic of "random old man on beach" turns out to be Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd. Comments are hilarious. https://t.co/QC1sbDotIi— Jamie East (@mrjamieeast) February 9, 2016
Users were quick to comment once they recognised the "random man" in the photo. One wrote:“That's f**king David Gilmour!”
Another added: "THIS IS DAVID GILMOUR. THE BEST GUITARIST LIVING IN THE WORLD"
The photo attracted mixed opinions on Twitter:
Loving Instagram today. Zoella takes a picture of sweet 'random old man' and his dog on the beach at Brighton. It is David Gilmour.— sophia bennett (@sophiabennett) February 9, 2016
Everyone slating Zoella for not recognising David Gilmour when they couldn't pick a YouTuber out of a lineup. pic.twitter.com/SpRogyAnGo— The Guyliner (@theguyliner) February 9, 2016
I'm at that difficult age when I don't who Zoella or David Gilmour are pic.twitter.com/S6Vs4ombfY— ohchrisburton (@ohchrisburton) February 9, 2016
Can't believe this human person is not familiar with the facial features of every member of every band ever to exist https://t.co/vHnOe403PR— Kate Solomon (@katiesol) February 9, 2016
If that Zoella Instagram thing is real/not a PR stunt...why is it okay to sneer at her for not knowing who David Gilmour is?— Nimrod Bodfish (@SMFRecords) February 9, 2016
Polly Samson, Mr Gilmour's wife, saw the photo and tweeted:
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