Neil Patrick Harris has finally responded to renewed criticism of a crude joke he and husband David Burtka made for a 2011 Halloween party the year of Amy Winehouse’s death. The party featured a meat platter styled like Winehouse’s body which was called “The Corpse Of Amy Winehouse,” according to a note next to it.


Photos recently resurfaced of the insensitive display, and after a few days of discussion around them, Harris responded to a request for a statement. “A photo recently resurfaced of a Halloween-themed party my husband and I hosted 11 years ago,” Harris began. “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.”

If you, unfortunately, saw the photo with it being re-shared so much right now, you deserve a better image of Winehouse in your head after this. Here is the music video of Winehouse performing “Tears Dry On Their Own” off her masterpiece second album Back To Black. Winehouse’s signature vocal stylings with the infectious blend of pop and soul instrumentation make a song you won’t be able to pause until it’s done.

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