Neil Patrick Harris Slammed for Amy Winehouse Meat Platter

Bruce Glikas
Actor Neil Patrick Harris plays the role of "The Baker" in the critically acclaimed revival of "Into the Woods" at New York City Center.
But the actor is whipping up another frenzy online after photos surfaced of a plate arranged to resemble the body of Amy Winehouse for his 2011 Halloween party - just three months after her death.
Winehouse, a global celebrity and multiple Grammy winner, long struggled with drug and alcohol abuse before dying of alcohol poisoning that same year.
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The grizzly photos of the plate featured a place card that read "The Corpse of Amy Winehouse" and described the meat dish as "beef ribs, pulled pork, chicken sausage in a spicy BBQ sauce," according to the Buzzfeed reports.
The Corpse of Amy Winehouse has been described as "beef ribs, pulled pork, chicken sausage in a spicy BBQ sauce."
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More than ten years later, fans of the singer were outraged by the photo, the reactions on the Internet ranged from "grotesque" to "disgusted" to "unnecessarily funny and cruel".
Others reflected on the treatment of Winehouse and other female celebrities of the time whose mental illness and addiction were allegedly exploited.
Harris' publicist told The Daily Beast that the actor declined to comment on the resurfaced photo.
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The picture was posted to Twitter and quickly deleted by partygoer Justin Mikita, who is now married to Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Attempts by The Daily Beast to reach Mikita were unsuccessful.
Justin Mikita and husband Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
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The shocking slip resurfaced just as Harris, best known for his role on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, returned to the stage.
Representatives from the New York City Center did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
This isn't the first time fans have thought Harris was being insensitive.
In 2018, he was slammed for his treatment of star Rachel Bloom at the 2018 Tony Awards, when he tweeted asking who was "the woman in the top hat backstage" and repeatedly using the words "like" and "oh." my god" remarked. ”
Bloom had replied: "We met many times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for How I Met Your Mother for five years. In particular, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father," according to Buzzfeed.
Harris apologized three days later.
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Neil Patrick Harris
American actor and presenter
Amy Winehouse
British singer and songwriter
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
US-American actor

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