According to online reports, singer Alicia Keys issued an apology for tobacco ads that appeared on posters advertising her concert which is only two days away.
The 28-year-old singer apologized after discovering that her gig, which kicks off on July 31, was sponsored by tobacco firm Philip Morris.
In a statement, Keys said she asked for "corrective actions" as soon as she came to know about the advertisements. The company has withdrawn their sponsorship and the billboard posters have also been removed.
"I apologize for any misleading advertising initially associated with the show,” BBC quoted Keys, as saying in a statement. "I''m an unyielding advocate for the well-being and health of children around the world and do not condone or endorse smoking. (Source)
Don't you love it when celebrities feign ignorance about a promotion that's using their name? I guess she missed that big ass Philip Morris logo on everything associated with her concerts, ie tickets, posters, etc? Who or what did she think was sponsoring her shows?
A celebrity is a fool if he or she doesn't know about a promotion that's tied to their name. They can't blame the business manager if they're ignorant about business.