Amy Winehouse: Keri Hilson Calls Look-a-Like 'The Best Tribute Ever'
The R&B singer apologizes after tweeting a photo deemed insensitive by fans.
Keri Hilson was forced to do some damage control after tweeting about Amy Winehouse’s “resurrection.”
Referring to a look-a-like, Hilson posted, “Amy Winehouse resurrected to party w/ me!!! (seriously, uncanny resemblance)” late Monday evening. Attached was a TwitPic of Hilson next to a downward glancing Winehouse doppelganger (above).
Although Hilson meant no ill-will, she was quickly slammed by a barrage of tweets referencing her lack of sensitivity.
“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.”
Adding, “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.”
Though it's only been a few days, this isn't the first time Hilson has landed herself in hot water with Twitter followers over the news of Winehouse's death.
On Saturday, Hilson wrote: "Amy Winehouse... so tragic. I loved her. She inspired me! I kept hoping she'd find a happier place than her self destructive state."
Though her statement appears heartfelt, several fans interpreted the comment as "Mean."
"Mean?" she fired back. "No, it was honest. Drugs are very self destructive. I always rooted for a sober return for Amy, wanted her to overcome her downfall."
The late singer was honored Tuesday in an intimate ceremony for friends and family. MTV will pay tribute to Winehouse by re-airing a 2007 concert special on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
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