Popular bookstore apologises for tweet on Amos Yee slapping incident

Popular bookstore took to its Twitter account to apologise for a tweet which poked fun at teen blogger Amos Yee. -- SCREEN GRAB FROM POPULAR BOOK COMPANY / TWITTER 
Popular bookstore took to its Twitter account to apologise for a tweet which poked fun at teen blogger Amos Yee. -- SCREEN GRAB FROM POPULAR BOOK COMPANY / TWITTER 
Popular bookstore deleted the tweet on the same day and posted a new one which said: "Spread Love, Not Hate. #AmosYee #saynotoviolence", with a bag of Famous Amos cookies. -- SCREEN GRAB FROM POPULAR BOOK COMPANY / TWITTER 
Popular bookstore deleted the tweet on the same day and posted a new one which said: "Spread Love, Not Hate. #AmosYee #saynotoviolence", with a bag of Famous Amos cookies. -- SCREEN GRAB FROM POPULAR BOOK COMPANY / TWITTER 

SINGAPORE - Local retailer Popular bookstore has apologised for a tweet which poked fun at teen blogger Amos Yee, who was slapped by a man outside the State Courts on Thursday.

The tweet, posted on Thursday, read "Sorry you got slapped. Here, have some cookies on us! #FamousAmos for #AmosYee #Hi5toyourface." It was posted with a picture of Famous Amos cookies.

Popular bookstore deleted the tweet on the same day and posted a new one which said: "Spread Love, Not Hate. #AmosYee #saynotoviolence", with a bag of Famous Amos cookies.

On Friday, the bookstore tweeted: "It was a mistake that we accept and sincerely apologise for. We promise that we won't do it again. #saynotoviolence."

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