July 7, 2022

The web is stuffed with horrors, and plenty of of these horrors are a results of individuals attempting to be humorous. Each on occasion, a kind of horrors will resurface, and everybody concerned shall be pressured to reckon with their previous asshole habits. That’s presently occurring with the actor Neil Patrick Harris, who has now apologized for the stunt he pulled at a Halloween occasion in 2011. At that occasion, Harris and his husband David Burtka served a meat platter that was made to seem like the rotted-out physique of Amy Winehouse, who had simply died of alcohol poisoning three months earlier on the age of 27.

Winehouse’s struggles with substance abuse had been public information on the time of her dying; they had been the primary narrative that drove her music. Winehouse died at a time when it was thought of pretty acceptable to make enjoyable of useless celebrities in ways in which blamed the celebs for their very own fates. Even with that in thoughts, although, it’s nonetheless jarring to look again and see the pictures from Harris’ occasion. The platter in query is all meat — beef ribs, pulled pork, hen sausage — made to seem like Winehouse’s cartoonishly rotted physique, along with her mouth hanging open like a comic book e book zombie and her tattoos and beehive hairdo nonetheless intact. If anybody was confused, there’s a useful signal subsequent to it that claims “the corpse of Amy Winehouse.” (Buzzfeed has a photograph.)

On the occasion, the actor and producer Justin Mikita attended together with his now-husband, the Fashionable Household star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Mikita tweeted out an image of the Winehouse platter, writing, “Look who confirmed up… trying good.” Final week a author, who has since protected their Twitter account, introduced up the story of the Winehouse-corpse meat platter, writing that they’ve “loathed [Neil Patrick Harris] ever since.” The tweet went viral, thanks partially to the above-mentioned Buzzfeed story. Now, Neil Patrick Harris has issued an apology.

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In an announcement to Leisure Weekly, Harris stated, “A photograph not too long ago resurfaced from a Halloween-themed occasion my husband and I hosted 11 years in the past. It was regrettable then, and it stays regrettable now. Amy Winehouse was a once-in-a-generation expertise, and I’m sorry for any damage this picture induced.”

There’s most likely a lesson to be realized from this entire saga, however I’m assured that no one will truly be taught it.