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Spotify commits social media fail with US Mother's Day tweet

Spotify has been accused of being sexist and ageist following a Mother's Day tweet asking followers to share how they'd explain the music streaming service to their moms.

The tweet, which has since been deleted, was met with a wave of criticism soon after the message was posted.

The original tweet from Spotify read: "Ahead of #MothersDay, how would you explain Spotify to your mom? There could be free Spotify Premium in it for her!"

It was accompanied by a picture imagining said conversation between said mother and child reading: "It's music that's in the cloud…no, not that kind of cloud…"