Shamed Rockstar Gary Glitter Announces Comeback

After being convicted of child abuse, the 1980s glam rock star has caused a stir after announcing a comeback tour on Twitter.

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Shamed 1980s rock star Gary Glitter appears to have announced a comeback tour on Twitter.

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was a glam rock star with 20 million record sales to his name. He was convicted of possession of child pornography in 1999, and served four months in prison. Upon his release, he moved to Vietnam where he was convicted of further child sexual abuse offences.

Tweeting under the username OfficialGlitter, he announced: "2012 comeback tour details coming here soon. Watch this space!"

His name quickly rose to the top of the global Twitter trend list, with many users posting their disgust at his crimes. Perhaps unusually, he also received many messages of support from fans who just wanted to see him perform again.

"I want to put my past behind me and focus on my music," he later said. "Thank you for your messages of support."

The account says it is in the process of being verified, though a recent accident at Twitter HQ left a fake account for Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng to be verified, throwing the reputation of the official badge into disrepute.

If the claims are true, then Glitter could be set to return with a new tour, remastered album and book. Whether anyone wants to be seen buying his products is another matter.

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    Pagan_Poetry
    "I want to put my past behind me and focus on my music,"
    Why, are they too old now? Badumchee
    Badass UltraMan
    I saw this in the Sun earlier today where they referred to him as "Pop paedophile Gary Glitter". I laughed until my anus burst
    haygoe
    nobody should go to his show, cuz what kind of sick **** looks at child pornography
    Sparda93
    haygoe wrote: nobody should go to his show, cuz what kind of sick **** looks at child pornography
    Someone who calls themselves Glitter..
    alles7
    AlexeiA7X wrote: His book is being released as a PDF file...
    haha ...nice
    Pagan_Poetry
    PAsistem wrote: People forgave Michael Jackson for worse than this
    He was never convicted and it was never 100% proven. Also, Glitter got caught with child porn, was arrested, and then did something similar/even worse soon after. I think that's what gets to most people.
    Pagan_Poetry
    jhart08 wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: PAsistem wrote: People forgave Michael Jackson for worse than this He was never convicted and it was never 100% proven. Also, Glitter got caught with child porn, was arrested, and then did something similar/even worse soon after. I think that's what gets to most people. Sorry for the double post, but the reason he wasn't convicted was called the power of litigation and money buys you freedom. The american way!
    Of course. He was in severe debt for much of his later life, before and after this case and even until he died, and most of his money was donated to charity. You know your facts, buddy!
    Sladey
    PAsistem wrote: People forgave Michael Jackson for worse than this
    MJ was never convicted, was he?
    centermass
    did not read it do. do not care about it. U.G.stop dicking around with stupid stories especially ones about child molesters! do you really want to be giving this douche bag any publicity. DISGUSTED! seriously considering trying another site to find guitar related topics..... just stop...
    intheshadowplay
    The reason no one wants to forgive this guy has nothing to do with being a sexual deviant. It has everything to do with glam-rock being goddamned terrible.
    Pagan_Poetry
    PAsistem wrote: Casey Anthony wasn't convicted either
    PAsistem wrote: Or OJ
    These on the other hand are mind boggling.
    GaryBillington
    Wasn't he a 70s star, not an 80s star? Nobody will buy, because no radio/TV stations will promote him.
    Owenlee55
    Iliekgitaz wrote: nailsarecruel wrote: Wonder if he's planning on covering Justin Bieber's "Baby"? I think he'll most likely cover "Real Good Looking Boy" by the Who.
    Nah man, it'll be 'Fiddle About'.
    YetAnotherMuso
    carcass_prowler wrote: this guy wrote the hey song, which is awesome, his personal life is none of my buisiness
    Committing horrible crimes doesn't really fall under the umbrella of "personal life"...your right to privacy only goes so far.
    Kingyem0c0re
    GaryBillington wrote: Nobody will buy, because no radio/TV stations will promote him.
    Pay them enough and of course they will.
    slaveskinJACKET
    Judging by the picture... Gary Glitter: He left us as an aging glam-rocker revealed to be a pedophile. He returns as the villain in a children's live-action martial arts movie.
    swave75
    tom11 wrote: Everybody hates Glitter, but we all loved Jacko. Strange.
    No Kidding. Michael Jackson bought his way out his jail time.
    MrFlibble
    .:!j.man!:. wrote: I dont care what he did or didnt do to kids. If the music is there for the people that like it what else matters.
    Yeah, all that matters is that people are enjoying music. Who cares about a few children being raped? Jesus Christ, people. Listen to yourselves.
    Iliekgitaz
    nailsarecruel wrote: Wonder if he's planning on covering Justin Bieber's "Baby"?
    I think he'll most likely cover "Real Good Looking Boy" by the Who.
    drying out
    carcass_prowler wrote: this guy wrote the hey song, which is awesome, his personal life is none of my buisiness
    he makes it our business when he's abusing little children!
    Primus2112
    AlexeiA7X wrote: His book is being released as a PDF file...
    you deserve all of the upvotes
    shoule79
    MrFlibble wrote: .:!j.man!:. wrote: I dont care what he did or didnt do to kids. If the music is there for the people that like it what else matters.Yeah, all that matters is that people are enjoying music. Who cares about a few children being raped? Jesus Christ, people. Listen to yourselves.
    No doubt. I still don't know why people revere MJ either, just because you have the money to buy your way out of something, doesn't mean you are innocent (OJ Simpson anyone). Where there is smoke, there is fire.
    Air_Stryker
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: "I want to put my past behind me and focus on my music," Why, are they too old now? Badumchee
    +2 Internets.
    babsy1983
    if you go and see this twisted f**k then you are literally condoning what he did, he doesnt deserve the attention of adoring fans, nor the money he would receive from playing. Would you go and see someone who released a debut album that you happened to like but later found out he had done time for similar crimes. Music and personal life are different but at the end of the day, these people cant be cured - EVER!! Why line the pockets of a paedo, give the money to a child abuse charity instead!!
    Pagan_Poetry
    -xCaMRocKx- wrote: MrFlibble wrote: "Shamed"? "SHAMED"? He's a multi-time convicted paedophile! And I suppose Jeffrey Dahmer was "a bit of a nonce"? Anyway, U-G, you're about two days late to this party; the account has already owned up to being a joke. Good job UG. Always on top of the latest news.
    This section should be renamed as "Music Olds".
    Flynn Oslo
    (the world in 3 years time) EQUAL RIGHTS FOR PEDOS! WHY SHOULD BE BE DISCRIMINATED UPON JUST FOR BEING DIFFERENT?