NPH Has Finally Apologised (Kinda) After Backlash Over His Grotesque Amy Winehouse Meat Platter

Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Winehouse

Neil Patrick Harris has apologised after a truly fucked-up picture from one of his parties resurfaced on Twitter 11 years later. Ngl, this one is pretty fkn disturbing. Brace yourself.

The picture in question, which was taken at the How I Met Your Mother star’s 2011 Halloween party, shows a meat platter that was designed to look like the bloody, mangled corpse of Amy Winehouse.

It was posted and then swiftly deleted by Justin Mitika (the partner of Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson) who captioned it: “Look who showed up at @ActuallyNPH and @GourmetMD’S Halloween party last night. Looking good.”

As if this couldn’t get worse, Neil Patrick Harris served the platter (which some mistook for a grotesquely realistic cake) only three months after she died from alcohol poisoning at age 27.

Now the star has issued a brief statement on the matter.

“A photo recently resurfaced from a Halloween-themed party my husband and I hosted 11 years ago,” NPH told Entertainment Weekly in a statement.

“It was regrettable then, and it remains regrettable now. Amy Winehouse was a once-in-a-generation talent, and I’m sorry for any hurt this image caused.”

I hope he issues another apology for the actual platter, not just for people’s reaction to it.

The picture appeared on the public’s radar after it was reshared by writer Ashley Reese (@offbeatorbit).

“I cannot believe how many very online people over the age of 25 are just now finding out about Neil Patrick Harris’s disgusting Amy Winehouse cake,” Reese wrote.

“Yea Neil Patrick Harris quite literally had a cake mimicking Amy Winehouse’s corpse for Halloween soon after she died. I’ve loathed that man ever since.”

The tweet sparked a new wave of backlash against NPH because quite frankly, how TF does someone make a meat platter depicting a dead woman and think that is acceptable behaviour???

One Twitter user pointed out how overdue we are for a conversation about the way women celebrities were treated in the early 2000s and 2010s.

Honestly, given the renaissance Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox are experiencing now after footage resurfaced online of the misogyny they endured, it’s about time the world acknowledges the brutal treatment Amy Winehouse had to deal with.

She couldn’t even escape misogyny in death.

Sure, the meat platter was something NPH commissioned 11 years ago. Maybe he’s a changed man. At this point, these resurfaced pictures aren’t even about “cancelling” celebrities — they’re about exposing how normalised misogyny was then and often still is to this day.

Women’s bodies are not props and women’s deaths are not funny. FFS.