Backlash After Keri Hilson Jokes: Amy Winehouse Is Alive & Partying With Me!!!
In a perfect world Keri Hilson would have known better but instead the singer’s tasteless tweets are landing her in hot water.
Just days after Amy Winehouse was found dead at 27 in her London flat, Keri decided to pay the late singer a tribute. Not by writing a song or sending condolences to the family, or even donating some pretty girl cash to Amy’s favorite charity. Nope, Keri decided to go to a club and take a photo with a tipsy “Amy Winehouse” look-a-like and joke that Amy had come back to life just in time to bar hop with Miss Keri Baby…What?!
In what should be considered just straight stupid, Keri tweeted the above photo with the caption, “Amy Winehouse resurrected to party w/ me!!! (seriously, uncanny resemblance).”
Quickly re-tweeted by hundreds of followers, Amy fans were not laughing and within minutes they went in on Keri, HARD:
“Tacky and classless! Have some respect for the dead, heffa!”
“You are a stupid b*tch. No respect for the dead, just sad.”
“…Fail a** hoe. What a dumb bitch you f**king IDIOT. That’s why you’ll NEVER be great UGLY.”
“That ain’t funny scary hilson, go back to walmart.”
“Not cool not cool at all -__- she just lost her life & u over here makin jokes? #gurlbye”
“Is it supposed to be funny? not laughing…”
“Too f**king soon.”
Our sentiments exactly. The R&B songster is clearly no comedian and her “twit-pic tribute” was just too soon. Responding to the backlash, Keri tried to sing a different tune and tweeted the below:
Amy was laid to rest in a private ceremony on July 26th, but the war of words on Keri shows no signs of being deaded. What are your thoughts? Should Keri be forgiven for her insensitivity? Maybe there’s some sort of Twitter Rehab we can force her into where she learns how to Tweet responsibly.
Let’s just hope this girl says, yes, yes, yes.