Neil Patrick Harris Apologized For His Resurfaced Amy Winehouse Meat Platter From 2011 In A New Statement

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You've probably seen the recent online chatter around Neil Patrick Harris — and the conversation hasn't been favorable toward him.

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A 2011 tweet recently resurfaced displaying a meat platter arranged to look like Amy Winehouse's corpse for NPH and husband David Burtka's Halloween party.

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@justinmikita / Twitter

The legendary singer had tragically died just four months previously from alcohol poisoning.

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Chris Christoforou / Redferns / Getty Images

Obviously, the whole thing was in very poor taste — and now NPH is admitting it too.

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Bruce Glikas / Getty Images

In a statement provided to Entertainment Weekly, the actor offered an apology to anyone who was offended by the meat platter, along with acknowledging Winehouse's undeniable talent.

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Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

"A photo recently resurfaced from a Halloween-themed party my husband and I hosted 11 years ago," he said in the statement. "It was regrettable then, and it remains regrettable now."

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Jamie Mccarthy / WireImage / Getty Images

"Amy Winehouse was a once-in-a-generation talent, and I'm sorry for any hurt this image caused."

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James Devaney / GC Images / Getty Images

If you're having déjà vu regarding NPH and controversies involving other celebs, it's not just you. Indeed, he has a solid history of engaging in — and, at times, having to apologize for — rude or problematic behavior in general.

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Head here to read up on that history.