Actor Neil Patrick Harris performs the a part of “The Baker” within the critically-hailed revival of Into the Woods at New York’s City Center.
But the actor is whipping up a distinct frenzy on-line after photographs resurfaced of a plate organized for his 2011 Halloween occasion to resemble the corpse of Amy Winehouse—solely three months after her loss of life.
Winehouse, a world-wide celeb and a number of Grammy-winning singer had lengthy struggled with drug and alcohol abuse earlier than she handed away attributable to alcohol poisoning that very same yr.
The grizzly photographs of the plate featured a spot card which learn: “The Corpse of Amy Winehouse” and described the meat dish as “Beef ribs, pulled pork, chicken sausage in a spicy BBQ sauce,” in accordance with reporting by Buzzfeed.
Others mirrored on the remedy of Winehouse and different ladies celebrities of the time, whose psychological sickness and addictions some say had been exploited.
Harris’s publicist informed The Daily Beast that the actor declined to remark concerning the resurfaced photograph.
The image had been posted to Twitter and shortly deleted by partygoer Justin Mikita, who’s now married to Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Attempts by The Daily Beast to achieve Mikita had been unsuccessful.
The surprising gaffe resurfaced simply as Harris, finest identified for his function within the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, returned to the stage.
Representatives at New York City Center didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
This isn’t the primary time followers thought Harris had been insensitive.
In 2018, he was slammed for his remedy of star Rachel Bloom on the 2018 Tony Awards when he tweeted asking who “the woman in the top hat backstage” was and famous the repeated use of the phrases “like” and “oh my God.”
Bloom had replied “We’ve met numerous times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for How I Met Your Mother for five years. Notably, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father,” in accordance with Buzzfeed.
Harris apologized three days later.