Keri Hilson Tweets Amy Winehouse Joke, Fans Go On the Attack
In what can only be described as extremely insensitive, Keri Hilson went on her Twitter account last night and posted a photo (see above) of what seems to be her and a fan -- resembling the late singer Amy Winehouse -- with the caption, "*gasp* Amy Winehouse resurrected to party w/me!!! (seriously, uncanny resemblance)." Yes, we are in shock, as well.
We cannot believe that Hilson would even fathom tweeting a joke like this, especially since Winehouse was laid to rest today. What was she thinking? Just way too soon, in our opinion.
In Twitterville, once a tweet goes out there's no turning back. So with the photo immediately being retweeted on the social-networking website, fans went on the attack and expressed their displeasure with the R&B songbird's crude joke. One Twitter follower said, "How stupid could @MissKeriBaby b???? If u weren't weak b4.... Ur definitely THE WEAKEST NOW!!!!!! Not funny honey."
Hilson eventually apologized for the insensitive tweet, stating, "Come on, I mean no harm. All due respect. But really the resemblance freaked me out. This was simply the best tribute ever." She also added, "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."
Unfortunately, Hilson's sincere apology couldn't stop the onslaught of slanderous tweets that soon followed. Thanks to Bossip for capturing a few of the disparaging comments, which we included below.
Let this be a warning to all celebrities -- watch what you tweet, because they don't play that mess in Twitterville.
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