How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris has been branded "grotesque" after a tweet showing a picture of his "corpse of Amy Winehouse" inspired platte resurfaced online.
Only three months after Amy's tragic death, the 48-year-old actor hosted a Halloween party with an array of spooky-inspired food and the platter has upset some people 10 years on.
Justin Mikita, who was a guest at the Halloween party, shared a tweet with a picture of the gruesome looking meat platter which was labelled 'The Corpse of Amy Winehouse'.
Underneath was a description of what was served which included pulled pork, beef ribs, chicken sausage in a spicy BBQ sauce.
Amy was just 27 years old when she died in July 2011 due to alcohol poisoning, after being very open about facing a long battle with both alcohol and drugs throughout her career.
Writer Ashley Reese reignited the debate on the platter after posting a tweet on May 10 and was left shocked at how people were only just discovering the picture.
She wrote: "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…"
"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", she continued.
The tweets then went viral and Ashley changed her Twitter account to private. The image of the platter then was posted to Reddit where users were discussed their anger.
One user said: "Wtf I wasn't expecting the cake to be that graphic this is so sick".
Whilst another wrote: "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 Reddit user explained their anger: "You know what I always think about this? How was he so sure that he and Amy didn’t have mutual friends? Like, it seems like he invited a lot of people to this party.
He’s so positive that not one of the guests at this star-studded affair had a connection to the star whose death he’s grotesquely mocking?"
Neil And his husband David Burtka hosted the party back in 2011, and neither of them have yet addressed the platter.
This isn't the first time Neil has been called out for his distasteful behaviour.
Back in 2018, Neil shadily tweeted about Rachel Bloom saying: "Who is the woman in the top hat backstage at @TheTonyAwards? Gideon (Neil's son) remarked that she says ‘like’ and ‘oh my god’ a lot. I’m confused…"
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Rachel replied back stating that she and Neil had met a number of times and that she was a "big fan", even reiterated that her husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for How I Met Your Mother for FIVE years IIncluding key episode where Neil's character Barney meets his father.
Neil was slated for his sarcastic reply back to Rachel saying: "Indeed! Well said. Thanks for the reminder. How was backstage?"
Writer of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel, then toldGQ how she was 'devastated' by his response and noted how Neil didn't initially apologise to her, but later ended up tweeting an apology.
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