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People are completely taking the piss out of this dodgy David Bowie mural
A+ for sentiment. D- for likeness.

IN THE DAYS after David Bowie’s death, fans flocked to leave tributes around a mural of the legendary musician in Brixton, London.

Britain Obit Bowie AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Earlier this week, a similar mural popped up in Sheffield – and it’s been getting a lot of attention since BBC Sheffield posted it on social media.

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The people of the town are not particularly happy with this depiction of Bowie, saying it looks more like TV presenter Pat Sharp (who actually posed beside it like a champ):

Or maybe comedian John Bishop:

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Everton - Anfield PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Or Cher:

And of course, the infamous Ecce Homo disaster:

Trik09, the artist behind the mural, has spoken out about the ‘haters’, telling BBC Radio Sheffield that he’s actually rather chuffed with the negative attention.

It’s funny, I bust my ass trying to do stuff – I do something people don’t like and it’s going bigger than before, than I could have even imagined. Thank you all the haters! Thank you, I love you.

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