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Neil Patrick Harris Apologizes After 'The Corpse of Amy Winehouse' Joke Resurfaces

Neil Patrick Harris Apologizes After 'The Corpse of Amy Winehouse' Joke Resurfaces

Neil Patrick Harris is finally addressing the resurfaced Amy Winehouse joke.

The 48-year-old actor recently came under fire after a photo from a Halloween party he and husband David Burtka threw back in 2011 resurfaced on social media.

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At the party, the couple had a meat platter set up to look like the corpse of the late “Rehab” singer.

The platter included a sign that read The Corpse of Amy Winehouse,” with ingredients including “Beef ribs, pulled pork, chicken sausage in a spicy BBQ sauce.”

The original photo was taken by Justin Mikita – who is Jesse Tyler Ferguson‘s now-husband – and has since been deleted.

The photo has since resurfaced online, and Neil has been facing a lot of backlash for making a joke about Amy‘s tragic death.

The Halloween party was thrown in October 2011, just a few short months after Amy died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27.

On Monday (May 16), Neil released a statement apologizing for the inappropriate joke.

“A photo recently resurfaced from a Halloween-themed party my husband and I hosted 11 years ago,” Neil shared with Entertainment Tonight. “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.”

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