Gary Barlow promises to never use confetti at gigs again after backlash

12 June 2018, 10:00

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Environmentalists were not happy with a certain popstar at a recent concert in Cornwall.

Take That star Gary Barlow apologised for firing confetti cannons during his gig, after campaigners complained about the misuse of single use plastics.

Cornwall Against Plastic tweeted him to say they were "appalled to see plastic confetti littering the Eden Project". 

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Gary has now cancelled all ticker tape at outdoor shows in future because "beyond the effect it just turns into litter".

The 'Let Me Go' singer was performing on June 6 as part of a UK tour. As is customary at many gigs, cannons were used to fire the ticker tape over the crowd during the show.

Gary responded:

However, some fans were not happy to hear Gary's stance, saying they enjoyed collecting the ticker tape at shows as a memento.

Gary Barlow recently re-recorded his 1996 number one single 'Forever Love' for a re-released version of his debut album Open Road.