Microsoft forced to apologise over Amy Winehouse tweet

Computer giant had urged users to buy singer's music from their download service

Microsoft have been forced to issue an apology over a tweet they put out after the death of singer Amy Winehouse.

The software giant have said sorry after they wrote on their UK PR Twitter page Twitter.com/tweetbox360, encouraging users to remember the singer by purchasing her music from their music download service Zune, according to The Metro.

The tweet read: “Remember Amy Winehouse by downloading the groundbreaking ‘Back To Black’ over at Zune.”

After receiving critical responses, the company then issued another tweet, apologising to users who had found its previous message to be crass and inappropriate.

It read:

Apologies to everyone if our earlier Amy Winehouse ‘download’ tweet seemed purely commercially motivated. Far from the case, we assure you. With Amy Winehouse‘s passing, the world has lost a huge talent. Our thoughts are with Amy‘s family and friends at this very sad time.

Amy Winehouse‘s funeral is set to take place today (July 26).

NME.COM users have also been leaving their tributes on NME‘s Facebook page, Facebook.com/nmemagazine.

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