Photo of Neil Patrick Harris’ Graphic Meat Platter Inspired by Amy Winehouse’s Corpse Resurfaces — Here’s What Fans Think

A recently resurfaced photo from one of Neil Patrick Harris’ Halloween parties is shocking Amy Winehouse fans and others. In 2011, the six-time Grammy-winning singer joined the 27 Club after she died of alcohol poisoning. It was one of the most shocking celebrity deaths. Three months later, Harris held a Halloween party and served his guests a meat platter that looked like Winehouse’s corpse.

Neil Patrick Harris at the Opening Night for the Encores production of 'Into the Woods' in 2022.
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The English singer died in 2011

On July 23, 2011, Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning. Her bodyguard found her dead in her home in London.

According to Buzzfeed, Winehouse had revealed her excessive alcohol and drug use throughout her career. She also admitted to self-harming and spoke of her depression and eating disorders.

Winehouse seemed to have overcome her drug use after leaving rehab in 2008. She said in a 2010 interview: “I literally woke up one day and was like, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore.'” However, her alcohol use didn’t stop and eventually led to her death.

Three months later, Harris was distastefully serving a meat platter that looked like Winehouse at his Halloween party.

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A photo of Neil Patrick Harris’ graphic meat platter made to look like Amy Winehouse’s corpse has resurfaced

After more than 10 years, the graphic photo of Harris’ meat platter made to look like Winehouse’s corpse, taken by partygoer Justin Mikita, husband of Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson has resurfaced. The photo depicts a disgusting rotting corpse of a woman with Winehouse’s black beehive hairstyle complete with her tattoos.

The platter’s place card read, “The Corpse of Amy Winehouse.” Under that read: “Beef ribs, pulled pork, chicken sausage in a spicy BBQ sauce.” Mikita captioned the photo, “Look who showed up @ActuallyNPH & @GourmetMD’s Halloween party last night. Looking good.”

Harris, and his husband, David Burtka, attracted criticism, but they never addressed the photo.

Many have mistakenly called the grotesque platter a cake, including the person who resurfaced the photo, writer Ashley Reese. Her now-viral tweet read: “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 continued, “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.”

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Fans react to the resurfaced photo of Harris’ meat platter of Winehouse

The fans who didn’t know about Harris’ meat platter of Winehouse are shocked.

On Reddit, one fan wrote, “Wtf I wasn’t expecting the cake to be that graphic, this is so sick.” Another said, “What in the actual f***!? I can’t believe I had no idea and I LOVE celebrity gossip. This is absolutely vile.”

Meanwhile, some fans’ opinions of Harris have changed after seeing the photo. One person wrote, “Wait what the f***. I expected a cake with her face on it— how could ANYONE EVER think this is okay? I’m horrified. And this isn’t a joke that would be considered sick now. This is disgusting for anyone, any time. I don’t think I can look at him the same.”

Another commented: “I’ve never been able to look at him the same way after this. I think it shows his real character and it’s just so horribly grotesque.”

One fan called Harris and Burtka mean girls, “They could have just had a gross meat platter for Halloween, it didn’t need to have the ‘Amy’ sticker on it. Tasteless even in 2011 (a dark time in our treatment of celebrities with addiction / mental health issues for sure), but despite it being a long time ago, I really think it shows his character (and his husband’s). Mean girls vibes from both of them anyway.”

Maybe Harris and Burtka will finally address the gory photo now that it’s gone viral again. Winehouse might not be alive anymore, but her family, friends, and fans deserve an apology.

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