Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson offended and upset her 1.4 million Twitter.com followers yesterday when she displayed amazing insensitivity about the passing of British chanteuse Amy Winehouse.

On July 23 -- the day Winehouse died of a drug overdose -- Hilson tweeted:

Shocked Winehouse fans took offense at the words "self destructive state." Even though it was true, they thought it was too soon.

Then last night, the singer tweeted a pic of herself posing with a drag queen along with the caption:

*gasp* Amy Winehouse resurrected to party w/ me!!!

Winehouse's fans, who were still in mourning, didn't find the joke funny at all. They accused Hilson of pulling a stunt by using Winehouse's untimely death to draw attention to herself.

Keri tried to clean it up a few moments later by tweeting:

But the damage had already been done. Fans of Winehouse let Hilson have it in a deluge of angry tweets last night on the social networking website.

Do you get tired of celebrities acting out on Twitter like overgrown children with no impulse control?

Photos: Wireimage.com

  • free

    dumbazz.

  • SexxxyDimeDiva

    Although her comments showed she lacked couth, I don't think she was deliberately being innsensitive! Some people handle death different :shrugs:

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    Freedom of speech is dead....

    :waves: Good Morning!!!!

  • ValerieB1

    Wasnt anything wrong to me...Team Keri :wink:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Hell yeah I get tired of celebrities and adults alike acting like overgrown children on twitter, facebook and in LIFE! People need to think about what they say before they say it because when they don't, the tend to spend their entire life apologizing for some chit they meant to say in the first place. And if you have thought about the dumb, insensitive chit you say before you say it, quit apologizing. You meant to say it! I can respect an insensitive jerk that does not back down from how they feel more than I can respect a jerk who meant to say the chit they said but then apologize because it may ruin their career. I cannot stand a backpeddler!

  • ValerieB1

    Dang the queen really does look like Amy Winehouse though :yes:

  • http://vimeo.com/23452886 LaTechGrad02

    Epic Fail on Keri's part.

  • lady_cn

    I don't too much care for Keri and am a huge Amy Winehouse fan, but I don't really take offense to it. Was it too soon, probably but people can be too damn sensitive these days!

  • prynsexxx

    Dime Diva says:

    I don’t think she was deliberately being innsensitive! Some people handle death different...
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    :cosign:

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    Whatever happend to being able to say what you want to say....If we dont dont stop all this bull crap, then we not going to be able to say chit anymore... This makes me nervous....

  • Chgoprime

    WOW I really don't see what was so bad about what she said. She expressed how much Amy inspired her. Amy's issues do need to be addressed to her young fans that think being high and drunk all the time is cute. You CAN die.

  • Mamacita

    WTF ever!! This is dumb! When MJ died everyone dressed like him and no one would have said a word if it was a pic of her and an MJ look alike.

    THIS IS DUMB! Let people speak what they want and say what they want. I'm not offended. I see nothing wrong with people expressing themselves on Twitter it is the fans who need to grow up and get a life!

    Amy was self destructive. No matter how many times people tried to reach out to her and help her she didn't want it and didn't feel that she needed help. She was content with killing herself.

    People really should stop being so f*cking sensitive.

  • StillASassyOne

    Yeah yeah yeah- fukk Keri! I'm going to go watch the last episode of BBW on vh1.com.

    NOBODY talk about the good parts until I get back please!! 40 Mins!! :steer:

  • prynsexxx

    Hey Tatted!!!!!! How was the Rib & JazzFest?

  • StillASassyOne

    Actually- give me 45 mins please! They stream commercials on the site as well!

    Thanks!! :-D

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    THIS IS DUMB! Let people speak what they want and say what they want. I’m not offended. I see nothing wrong with people expressing themselves on Twitter it is the fans who need to grow up and get a life!

    Amy was self destructive. No matter how many times people tried to reach out to her and help her she didn’t want it and didn’t feel that she needed help. She was content with killing herself.

    People really should stop being so f*cking sensitive.
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    :cosign:

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    @Sassy
    Hurry Up Nucca!!! I'm itching to gossip about this fuckkery gulity pleasure.... :lol:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    I don't feel she was being deliberate and I do believe in freedom of speech, but what pisses me off is how people say what they mean, mean what they say (whether it be some dumb chit or not) and then apologize backwards and forwards. Quit doing that chit. I don't want your bogus ass apology because you meant to say that dumb chit!

    Pryn....IT WAS HOT AS HELL!!!! Can you say we were there for about 10 minutes before a bish fingers started looking like vienna sausages and I was like "you alrett know what time it be!" Gave the look & we were out!

  • Ump!!!!

    Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven says:

    Hell yeah I get tired of celebrities and adults alike acting like overgrown children on twitter, facebook and in LIFE! People need to think about what they say before they say it because when they don’t, the tend to spend their entire life apologizing for some chit they meant to say in the first place. And if you have thought about the dumb, insensitive chit you say before you say it, quit apologizing. You meant to say it! I can respect an insensitive jerk that does not back down from how they feel more than I can respect a jerk who meant to say the chit they said but then apologize because it may ruin their career. I cannot stand a backpeddler!

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    So Agree with that statement....

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    @Tatt
    Maybe she is not applogizing for what she said, but for the fact that her statement offended people...
    You know you cant say chit to people no more without hurting their feelings or being "insensitive"...
    Personally I dont see anything that was offensive... :shrug:

  • Daisy

    @mamacita :cosign: :preach:

    Miss Keri Baby

  • StillASassyOne

    @Chiby
    I'm 10 minutes in!! I'm hurrying! LOL!

  • http://vimeo.com/23452886 LaTechGrad02

    I don't think any of us will know Keri's intent but the girl isn't even the ground yet, it is insensitive to talk about resurrecting her to go party. There's nothing wrong with paying tribute to a celebrity or anyone who has died but come on, the girl is dead, her family is mourning and the funeral is today. I wouldn't even mention resurrection and partying in the same sentence if it were my loved one :shrug: To each his/her own

  • KDub

    I don't think Keri was tryna be mean.

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    SASO...HURRY YOUR ASS UP! I'M RETT TO TALK ABOUT BBW!

    @ Chiby...you just made my point! You know some chit you is going to offend SOMEONE and it's their right to get offended just like it's your right to spew what you say! WHAT I'M SAYING IS IF YOU MEAN WHAT YOU SAY, AND SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, quit apologizing because going in, you know you're gonna offend someone. You cannot please everybody all of the time!

  • prynsexxx

    Tatted....I don't know how yall did the 10 mins. My Saturday consisted of me doing a 3 mile run at 630 AM (hopped up out of bed and got my run on - LITERALLY), clean car (vaccuumed @ home - saved a dolla), bank, oil change, take mama'nem to a fune, car wash, pick daughter up from a sleepover and crashed at my nieces....ALL BEFORE 1230! I didn't come out of her house until the sun went down. I was too scared. LOL

  • http://youtu.be/8A2Mfu0Yc5Q chibytex

    @Tatt
    she may not have thought what she said was going to be offensive...to me it looks like she was joking and lil bit shocked to see the tranny resemble Amy so much...

    However the Twitter people need to get off the gas and let people say what they wanna say...of course Keri has to clean uo what she says...she already cant sell no albums...the last thing she needs is Twitter coming for her head...

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ Chib, I really appreciate your post today because in my opinion, you keep making my point! The same people who tend to argue about "freedom of speech" are the same people who get upset when someone flex's THEIR freedom of speech by voicing their freedom of disagreeing with what that person said in the first place. If your so big on one having freedom of speech, then surely you can be big on someone disagreeing AND USING THEIR FREEDOM OF SPEECH to show their disproval of one's statement!

    It's sad really how people want feel what they say should be covered by freedom of speech, but when someone verbally disagree with that person, then they don't expect that person to use theirs!

    @ Pryn....YOU WERE SO WISE IN YOUR ACTIONS THIS WKND. :yes:

  • Long Time Lurker

    Another episode of Kerru just trying to damn hard!!!

    Baby girl, please just keep it cute & :tape:

  • kingstonn

    oh Keri. :rolleyes:

  • AllNYC

    Amy wasn't just an addict. She was somebody's child. She wasn't out to hurt other people - mainly just herself. When a person self-medicates to that extent, you have to wonder what they are running from.

  • YSoSerious

    The first tweet was fine, the twitpic was in bad taste.

  • Eb

    Who is Keri Wilson?

  • pointhimout

    hate when I'm forced to defend artists I dont care about. I dont see anything wrong with what Keri tweeted, including the pic. She was just stating the obvious. The person did look like Amy.

    As for too soon with the comment...truth is truth, be it today or 2 years from now. I'm a firm believer in speaking how u feel. She wasn't talking sideways. Keri just spoke what the entire world has said one time or another, and have been thinking forever.

    It's unfortunate Amy passed, but come on, were any of us surprised or delayed our day when we heard? Life went on for everyone.

  • Belle

    If it was her sister, mother, family member, etc someone had done that to, she'd have an issue w/ it. So she should just stick to tryna perform better live. Every time I try to like flamingo face Skeri, she screws it up...oh well... :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvOeA7rqxnM DMisses

    Winehouse’s fans, who were still in mourning, didn’t find the joke funny at all.

    Where were her fans when she needed help? Please spare me, Americans only love you after you're dead and gone. Everyone and their mama cracked jokes about Amy when she was alive just like they did Michael Jackson and the minute they hear the news about them passing all of a sudden they're loved and adored by fans across the globe. That's a crock of bullsh*t! That girl didn't have to apologize hell her own mother even said she knew it was a matter of time before she passed!

  • Divinebrown

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAA!!