Alicia Keys Apologizes to Fans for Tobacco Ads

Alicia Keys has apologized to fans in Indonesia after she discovered an upcoming concert was sponsored by tobacco company Philip Morris, the BBC reports.

Anti-smoking organization Tobacco Free Kids criticized the R&B singer when billboards appeared in Jakarta promoting her concert with a logo for the A Mild cigarette brand. The group sent an open letter to Keys, calling on her to "put the health of Indonesia's children first" and remove the advertising.

In a statement, the "No One" singer said she asked for "corrective actions" when she learned of the ads, and the tobacco company had subsequently withdrawn their sponsorship.

"I apologize for any misleading advertising initially associated with the show. I'm an unyielding advocate for the well-being and health of children around the world and do not condone or endorse smoking," she said.

"I look forward to bringing my music and message to my wonderful fans in Jakarta."

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