Amy Winehouse’s passing has shaken the music world upside down. As fans and artists poured in their condolences, Winehouse’s family and friends gathered in London at an intimate funeral.
Though her father says that Winehouse was ‘happy and sober’ in her final days, her drug tied past has been assumed by many to be the cause of her death.
While many artists have expressed their sadness at Winehouse’s passing, Keri Hilson had a unique way of showing her sympathy. The R&B singer has been taken to task by fans who claim she made an insensitive tweet. The singer twitpic-ed a photo with an Amy Winehouse impersonator and tweeted this message:
“Amy Winehouse resurrected to party w/ me!!! (seriously, uncanny resemblance)”
After the expected backlash, Keri then tweeted:
“Come on, I mean no harm,” she wrote back. “All due respect. But really the resemblance freaked me out. This was simply the best tribute ever #RIPAMYWINEHOUSE.”
“I apologize 2 anyone who might’ve taken it the wrong way. As a fan, I thought it was cool that she dressed up to honor Amy. I had no ill intent, but I understand how it appears insensitive… my bad twitterville.”
Keri’s shenanigans aside, many fans have been pouring out their love by buying the music of the soultress they loved. According to The Hollywood Reporter:
Selling 37,000 copies in the two days following her death, 95% (36,000) of those albums sold were digital. Additionally, digital track sales for the artist spiked 2,000% over the last week, with 111,000 tracks downloaded. Earning the most clicks with 34,000 was her smash hit “Rehab,” which seems to take on a whole new meaning following the 27-year olds tragic death.