Read the room: Tone-deaf celebrity moments
Neil Patrick Harris apologizes after photos resurface of platter mocking Amy Winehouse's corpse soon after her death
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With each year that passes, and with every new world crisis that befalls us, celebrities become more and more unrelatable. From their towering mansions and even bigger public platforms, they seem to be scarily removed from the reality of the rest of the world, a fact which only becomes more apparent with every new tone-deaf comment that makes the headlines.
Whether it's about work ethic, feminism, the war, the pandemic, social issues, or their own behavior, many stars have been putting their feet in their mouths lately. A little research, planning, or a publicist could have helped any of them greatly!
Neil Patrick Harris' flub was back in 2011 but he's still apologizing for it to this day, as a photo has resurfaced from a party he hosted at which he had a buffet platter created in the likeness of the late, great Amy Winehouse's corpse.
The party had taken place just a few months after Winehouse had tragically passed on July 23 due to alcohol poisoning. The singer’s fake corpse reportedly featured a cigarette in its mouth, a placard that read, “The Corpse of Amy Winehouse,” and a note indicating that the platter included beef ribs, pulled pork, and chicken sausage, according to Variety.
“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.”
With this in mind, click through to see which celebrities failed to read the room in recent times.