Controversial Tweets Follow Singer’s Death

Microsoft was forced to issue an apology after its U.K. PR account tweeted:

[blackbirdpie url=”!/tweetbox360/status/95434988174065664″]

Offering a deal on the late singer’s catalog was met with harsh criticism and Microsoft later made clear their intent:

[blackbirdpie url=”!/tweetbox360/status/95454176846426112″]

[blackbirdpie url=”!/tweetbox360/status/95454392064552960″]

American R&B singer Keri Hilson was also forced to issue follow-up apologetic tweets after sending this message:

[blackbirdpie url=”!/MissKeriBaby/status/95749503046524928″]

The tweet, which included a picture of Hilson with a Winehouse look-a-like, received heavy backlash with Hilson responding:

[blackbirdpie url=”!/MissKeriBaby/status/95752790839787520″]

[blackbirdpie url=”!/MissKeriBaby/status/95768286272294912″]

[blackbirdpie url=”!/MissKeriBaby/status/95768862028603392″]

Finally, U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) took flak for his tweet comparing the political climate in the country with Winehouse’s history of addiction:

[blackbirdpie url=”!/auctnr1/status/95526303129796608″]

The Congressman offered this in response to the negativity the tweet garnered:

“Although I do believe spending 42 percent more than we take in is an addiction, I certainly meant no disrespect to Amy, her family or her fans.”

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  1. I’m not sure I will visit this site anymore. I don’t read Hidden Track to see tweets from lame artists about a dead, lamer artist.

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