It really does say a lot about the age we live in that a man has to take to social media to comment on a story about his father's ashes being scattered a music festival. 

E! News were the first to publish a story that's been doing the rounds for the past day about David Bowie's ashes being scattered at the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada Desert. According to E!'s original report, Bowie's godchild was given a portion of the singer's ashes to scatter at the festival. 

E!'s source said that Bowie and his godchild had a special connection to the event and loved the message behind the festival. 

However according to Bowie's son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, the story is false. 

Jones did go on to reveal that if Bowie had wanted his ashes scattered it would have been in a much more low key location than Burning Man.