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Jared Padalecki lands in hot water over tweet about Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

By Alicia Mayle,

After the news came out that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died at the age of 46 from a drug overdose, Jared Padalecki, Supernatural star, took to Twitter to voice his opinion.

Padalecki tweeted, “'Sad' isn't the word I'd use to describe a 46-year-old man throwing his life away to drugs." He went on to say that “'Senseless' is more like it,” according to Jezebel.

After a rush of backlash from supporters of Seymour, Padalecki deleted the tweet and later clarified that he didn’t mean that “PSH was stupid or that addiction isn’t a reality.” He continued to say he meant he has a “different definition of the word “tragedy.”

Authorities said Hoffman was found dead in his apartment on Sunday morning, with a needle in his arm, and bags of heroin lying around his house. There were also numerous prescription drugs found, including buprenorphine, which is often used to help someone kick their heroin habit.

This is not the first time Padalecki has landed in hot water over something he said. After Justin Bieber’s friend Lil Za was arrested for drug possession, Padalecki accused the “Baby” singer of paying Lil Za to take the fall. Bieber’s fans remained loyal and threated to not watch “Supernatural.”

Photo fourtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 
 

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