Classy! Microsoft Already Hawking Winehouse Albums

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Amy Winehouse

Let’s face it: the death of Amy Winehouse means increased product sales, and stakeholders are probably going to exploit this for years to come (Tupac, anyone?)

But can we at least give it a few days?  “Remember Amy Winehouse by downloading the ground-breaking ‘Back to Black’ over at Zune,” Microsoft hawked early Monday morning from @tweetbox360.

Classy, right? Predictably, a Twitter backlash materialized, and Microsoft started apologizing.  Or, overcompensating in 140 characters or less…

@tweetbox360: Apologies to everyone if our earlier Amy Winehouse ‘download’ tweet seemed purely commercially motivated. Far from the case, we assure you.

@tweetbox360: 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.