Neil Patrick Harris is issuing an apology for a platter he served at a 2011 Halloween party that was decorated to look like late singer Amy Winehouse’s corpse.
Harris’ party occurred in 2011, just a few months after Winehouse died on July 23 of that year because of alcohol poisoning. As per Variety, the singer’s fake corpse featured a cigarette in its mouth with a placard that read,“The Corpse of Amy Winehouse”. There was also one more note that showed what was on the platter, including beef ribs, pulled pork, and chicken sausage.
“A photo recently resurfaced from a Halloween-themed party my husband and I hosted 11 years ago,” Harris told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
Winehouse passed away at 27 after winning five Grammy Awards in 2008 for her sophomore album Back to Black.