Amy Winehouse was nothing if not a controversial figure. Although a Grammy Award winning musician, her struggle with addiction was well known, ending with her untimely passing in July 2011. But it was recently announced that she would be going on tour. Or at least, a projected holographic image of her would be. Base Entertainment, a Las Vegas based company, announced that they will be taking her digital image around North America for a series of “live” shows.
Not everyone is impressed, with cries of exploitation being heard everywhere across social media networks. “Let her rest in peace,” seems to be the most common sentiment, which is probably a stance that many can get behind. However, upon learning that Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, is working closely with Base Entertainment to ensure that her image is done justice, and that proceeds from the tour are going straight to the Amy Winehouse foundation, many soften to the idea. [Read more…]