Microsoft Under Fire For Amy Winehouse Twitter Blunder

With the death of Amy Winehouse many fans are still in shock, but one thing cannot be doubted: the loss of the singer will spark a massive surge of interest in her music around the world, and it seems as Microsoft have offended some fans via Twitter on Sunday.

Tweetbox360, Microsofts dedicated UK PR Twitter account, sent out a message stating: “Remember Amy Winehouse by downloading the ground-breaking ‘Back to Black’ over at Zune”

This Tweet sparked a huge controversey amongst the singers fans, with some Tweeting back that it was a “vile” comment. However, there were also many Tweeters who thought that many were overacting and that it was what she would have wanted.

It seems that Microsoft do pay attention to their Twitter account, however, as they later Tweeted: “Apologies to everyone if our earlier Amy Winehouse ‘download’ tweet seemed purely commercially motivated. Far from the case, we assure you.”

They later added: “With Amy W’s passing, the world has lost a huge talent. Our thoughts are with Amy’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

And yet many people do seem to forget that this happens anytime a huge musical star passes away.

Was it just in poor taste? Or was it simply a poor choice of words? Or is there really no offense to be found in Microsofts actions?

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