Jared Padalecki Slammed Over Tweet Calling Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death 'Stupid' and 'Senseless'

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Never to hold back on Twitter, Supernatural star Jared Padalecki took to Twitter following the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman yesterday.

Jared's tweet got the actor in some hot water with fans and he ended up deleting the tweets and had to do some backtracking.

The deleted tweet read:

"'Sad' isn't the word I'd use to describe a 46-year-old man throwing his life away to drugs. 'Senseless' is more like it. 'Stupid’."

There was immediate backlash on Twitter which such responses like, mel ‏@melissaashleyyy added: "is anyone else as shocked as I am that jared padalecki said this bc wow."

Jared posted a few more tweets to try and clarify what he was trying to say.


Padalecki was not the only one. Star Trek: The Next Generation star LeVar Burton was also in hot water for writing,


Think before you tweet people. Or better yet, don't tweet at all.



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  • cardiodoc

    You know what's tragic? I'll tell you what's tragic . . . watching D-List Dumbass Jared Padalecki try to act, THAT'S what's TRAGIC. Padalecki knows absolutely nothing about the disease of addiction. For Christ's sake, he doesn't even have a college degree. And as far as acting goes, PSH graduated from NYU with a degree in drama. What an insensitive, utterly pretentious ASS to say something like this.

  • Alec Chevalier
    Alec Chevalier

    No he was right the first time. Stop glamorizing these celebrities and the bad decisions they make. He was not a victim. He knowingly pumped that shit into his own arm and he paid the highest price for it. All his supposed talent doesn't mean a thing when he's dead because he was a junkie hiding in plain site. PSH is not a victim. And you need to stop slamming people publicly like Jared for having a real honest opinion.

  • Melanie Stoops
    Melanie Stoops

    Yes, any death regardless of the outcome is tragic. Jared and the other guy should have been more tactful in their response. However, a death by overdose is senseless and stupid. It's a choice one makes. You can sugar coat it any way you want, but that's what it comes down to. His death should never have happened. Like Jared's, my definition of tragic is a terminal illness, a horrific accident, murder, etc. Unlike with drug abuse, you can't choose which disease you will get, or how someone will murder you.