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    Neil Patrick Harris Apologizes 11 Years After ‘Regrettable’ Joke On Late Singer Amy Winehouse

    Neil Patrick Harris, the star of “How I Met Your Mother” has finally apologized after a photo resurfaced from his 2011 Halloween party showing a meat platter designed to look like Amy Winehouse’s corpse. The tragedy here is that she had already been dead at that time.

    The statement was released by him to Entertainment Weekly on Monday. It said, “A photo recently resurfaced from a Halloween-themed party my husband [David Burtka] and I hosted 11 years ago, It was regrettable then, and it remains regrettable now.”

    He also added, “Amy Winehouse was a once-in-a-generation talent, and I’m sorry for any hurt this image caused.

    Neil Patrick Harris’ Halloween Party Theme Was Amy Winehouse

    Justin Mikita's deleted Tweet
    Justin Mikita’s deleted Tweet

    The picture above is of a deleted tweet. It had been tweeted by party attendee Justin Mikita. He had posted a photo of the graphic edible display that depicted a bloodied version of the late singer lying on an autopsy table with a cigarette in her mouth alongside a small card which read, “The Corpse of Amy Winehouse.

    “Look who showed up at @ActuallyNPH & @GourmetMD’s Halloween party last night. Looking good,” the tweet read. Mikita has been married to Jesse Tyler Ferguson since 2013.

    Winehouse had died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 on July 23, 2011, just months before Harris’ party.

    People’s Reactions To The Act

    After 11 years, screenshots of the insensitive photo are making rounds on the internet. Several people expressed their distaste for the idea and the act itself. With social media as their platform, they called out Harris and his “f***ing disgusting” joke.

    One user tweeted, “I don’t care if it was 10 years ago, Neil Patrick Harris getting an ‘Amy Winehouse’s Corpse’ meat platter 3 months after her tragic death is so disturbing. That’s someone’s daughter, friend, loved one, and is undeniably her.”

    Another person tweeted, “The way Amy Winehouse was treated before and after her death is so insanely disgusting. She deserved so much better. Also f–k you Neil Patrick Harris.”

    As for his fans, they jumped out and defended the actor. They presented their side of the argument by saying it was a joke and that people should move on.

    One fan wrote, “So Neil Patrick Harris apologized for an 11 year old Amy Winehouse joke. Talk about grave digging to bring up something so old. Might as well bring the corpse back up with you since you’re already down there.”

    The controversies led Harris to an apology. Earlier, the actor had to say sorry to Rachel Bloom in 2018 after tweeting about not knowing who she was at the Tony Awards.


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