Jared Padalecki & LeVar Burton’s Tweets About Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Causes Outrage
Well, it happened again. There are always one or two celebrities, or D-listers, who have to tweet something incredibly insensitive after the death of a celebrity or high-profile figure. So, in the wake of the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, two d-bags have graciously come forward with the inappropriate tweets that we have come to expect when an actor passes away under tragic circumstances.
It seems Jared Padalecki felt the need to share his definition of what the word “tragedy” means, making it clear that Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death was not something that fit within the category he uses to define the word. This, folks, was not the most insensitive commented he tweeted, either! Shortly before treating us to an English lesson about vocabulary, according to TooFab, it was reported that the Supernatural star felt the need to tweet, “‘Sad’ isn’t a word I’d use to describe a 46 year old man throwing his life away to drugs. ‘Senseless’ is more like it. ‘Stupid.’” While he’s certainly entitled to his opinion on depression, addiction, and those who become dependent on drugs, did he really need to tweet this? Now?
In his later attempt to clarify what he “meant” he stumbles along again trying to define what he considers tragedy. Try this for a definition….a D-list celebrity who thinks he is intelligent enough to understand all the issues surrounding addiction and comment on the death of someone he likely never met in a public forum such as Twitter. How is that for a definition, Mr. Padalecki?
Of course, not to be outdone by the Supernatural star, LeVar Burton felt the need to make a joke about the condition Philip Seymour Hoffman was found in upon his death by remarking, “If Y’all should find me dead with a needle in my arm, in my underwear…please put my pants on!” Amazing to me how anyone can find humor in the death of someone’s father, son, loved one, and friend. And, if your life is that pathetic that comedy is the first thing that comes to mind after one’s death, please just save your tweets for yourself. Go get a mirror and perform your comedy routine for yourself. #notfunny
LeVar goes on to talk about how he understands addiction, and passes judgment on the decisions Philip Seymour Hoffman made in response to the backlash he received in response to his tacky tweet. Someone needs to intervene when D-List idiots jump to tweet their incredibly idiotic comments. This way we don’t have to continue to read their pathetic apologies after the fact.