Actor Neil Patrick Harris plays the role of “The Baker” in the critically acclaimed revival of In the forest in downtown New York.
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.
The plate’s grizzly photos 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 reporting from buzz feed.
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.
The picture was posted on Twitter and quickly deleted by partygoer Justin Mikita, who is now married modern family Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Attempts by The Daily Beast to reach Mikita were unsuccessful.
The shocking slip resurfaced, as did Harris, who is best known for his role on the sitcom How I met your motherreturned 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 asked who “the woman in the top hat backstage” was, noting the repeated use of the words “like” and “oh my God”.
Bloom had replied: “We met many times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for me How I met your mother for five years. In particular, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father,” corresponding buzz feed.
harris he apologized three days later.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/neil-patrick-harris-slammed-for-amy-winehouse-halloween-meat-platter-from-2011?source=articles&via=rss Neil Patrick Harris slammed for Amy Winehouse’s 2011 Halloween Meat Platter