Neil Patrick HarrisHe is a beloved actor from his starring part in the sitcom How I Met Your MotherFrom Broadway appearances to roles in popular movies, After photos from an 2011 Halloween party were posted online, the actor was criticized.
Amy Winehouse’s Death
The news that Amy Winehouse, aged 27, had died in 2011 shocked the entire world. It was later determined that Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning. The singer was a long-term victim of alcohol and drug abuse.
Comedy camers often made Winehouse the subject of jokes about substance abuse. The internet was filled with snarky comments about her appearance, as well as her addiction problems. Winehouse continued to be the subject of inappropriate jokes, even after Harris made one.
Harris’ Distasteful Halloween Decor
A few months after the singer’s passing, Harris threw a Halloween party. One of the guests, Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s now-husband Justin Mikita, tweeted a photo of the cake that was served at the Halloween party.
“Look who showed up @ActuallyNPH & @GourmetMD’s Halloween party last night. Looking good,”The tweet said. Attached was a photo of a cake that was made to look like a decaying corpse that sported Winehouse’s signature jet-black hair. A sign was placed next to the cake, which read: “The Corpse of Amy Winehouse.”
Mikita’s tweet was quickly deleted and Harris and his husband David Burtka never faced any public backlash for serving such an insensitive and inappropriate food item. Most people had forgotten about the distasteful cake, but writer Ashley Reese reignited people’s outrage when she tweeted about it.
“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…”She 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.”
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Public Backlash ‘Absolutely Disgusting And Shameful’
Harris and the photograph of the dish were immediately condemned by many. “Imagine mocking someone who had recently passed away,” Reddit user shared this post. “Absolutely disgusting and shameful.”
Another person wrote, “i think he apologized so at least on twitter some people were offended. Personally, i found it horrible. like i’m not saying he should never work again, but it is one one of those things that i’m like ‘hm… something is wrong with him.’’
Even though Harris’ distasteful Halloween food item is in the past, many people are still angry that he and his party guests ever thought that was an appropriate thing to joke about.
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