Damn. Mitch Winehouse may seem like he’s trying to do good, but he’s coming under some major fire after trying to offer a colorful mini-dress that his daughter Amy Winehouse once wore onstage in Brazil for UK auction show Four Rooms. So what’s the big effing deal? Peeps are saying it is “too soon” to be selling off Amy’s clothes now.
Angry peeps have taken to Twitter to express their pissed off-ness with Papa Mitch, citing greed and calling Papa Mitch a peddler.
One person said, “Urgh, Mitch is peddling his daughter’s memory… Is there nothing he won’t do to get on TV?”
And even antiques dealer Andrew Lamberty said he was “uncomfortable” taking part in the sale, insisting, “It’s too soon.”
Of course a spokesperson for the Amy Winehouse Foundation defends their actions saying that the profits are going to benefit charity.
The rep says, “This was simply a way of raising as much money as possible for terminally ill children to go away on holiday with their parents, perhaps for the final time.”
Jeff Salmon was the winner of the dress, purchasing the autographed piece for $40,000.
I don’t see a problem with this as long as it goes to benefit somebody else. Hell, Amy isn’t going to be wearing the dress again.
Besides I sure don’t think Papa is trying to sell the dress for his own benefit. Rolling Stone is reporting that Amy’s $4 million fortune is going to her parents.
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