Microsoft has apologized for one of its tweets after the death of British singer Amy Winehouse. The tweet, which was apparently an effort by the software giant to increase its music sales, had created a fiasco in the British media.
The alleged tweet, which was posted on Microsoft’s ‘tweetbox360’ account at microblogging site Twitter asked users to buy Winehouse’s “Back To Back” album from social.zune.net in her memory. Zune is Microsoft’s website that provides music,films and other entertainment content for computers, smartphones and Xbox 360 consoles.
Microsoft was criticized a lot on Twitter beacuse of this tweet. As a result, Microsoft’s UK PR had to come forward and apologize to the people by saying that,”Apologies to everyone if our earlier Amy Winehouse ‘download’ tweet seemed purely commercially motivated”.
Amy Winehouse’s latest album was at the top of the charts on the iTunes music store. Her last single,’Rehab’, was one of the most popular songs over there.
The British singer was found dead at her house on Saturday. The cause of the death remains a mystery but cops are not treating it as suspicious.
At the end Microft’s UK PR tweeted,”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.”