He’s consuming his phrases.
Neil Patrick Harris apologized after a photo resurfaced from his 2011 Halloween party displaying a meat platter designed to appear to be Amy Winehouse’s corpse.
“A photograph lately resurfaced from a Halloween-themed social gathering my husband [David Burtka] and I hosted 11 years in the past,” Harris stated in a press release to Entertainment Weekly Monday. “It was regrettable then, and it stays regrettable now.”
He added, “Amy Winehouse was a once-in-a-generation expertise, and I’m sorry for any damage this picture induced.”
In a since-deleted tweet, social gathering attendee Justin Mikita posted a photograph of the graphic edible show, which depicted a bloodied model of the late singer mendacity on an post-mortem desk with a cigarette in her mouth alongside a small card titling the piece “The Corpse of Amy Winehouse.”
“Look who confirmed up at @ActuallyNPH & @GourmetMD’s Halloween social gathering final night time. Wanting good,” Mikita, who married Jesse Tyler Ferguson in 2013, tweeted on the time.
Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on the age of 27 on July 23, 2011, simply months earlier than Harris’ social gathering.
Almost 11 years later, screenshots of the insensitive photograph made the rounds on the web as soon as once more, leaving a number of folks with a nasty style of their mouths for the “How I Met Your Mom” alum, 48, and a few calling the joke “f–king disgusting.”
“I don’t care if it was 10 years in the past, Neil Patrick Harris getting an ‘Amy Winehouse’s Corpse’ meat platter 3 months after her tragic loss of life is so disturbing. That’s somebody’s daughter, good friend, cherished one, and is undeniably her,” one person tweeted.
“the best way amy winehouse was handled earlier than and after her loss of life is so insanely disgusting :/ she deserved so a lot better. additionally f–ok you neil patrick harris,” a second person wrote.
“Amy Winehouse dies tragically younger and also you serve a reproduction of her corpse as a meat platter shortly after her loss of life? That’s subsequent degree deplorable,” a third agreed.
Others defended Patrick, arguing it was only a joke and that individuals ought to transfer on.
“So Neil Patrick Harris apologized for an 11 12 months previous Amy Winehouse joke. Discuss grave digging to carry up one thing so previous. May as nicely carry the corpse again up with you because you’re already down there,” one fan tweeted.
“Persons are mad bc Neil Patrick Harris had a platter of meals within the form of Amy Winehouse? But, the second a celeb dies, y’all flood the web with memes. The maths isn’t mathing. Make it make sense. Cease reaching. 😂,” another agreed.
This isn’t Harris’ first controversy that led to an apology. The actor stated sorry to Rachel Bloom in 2018 after tweeting about not realizing who she was on the Tony Awards.