Jared Padalecki was slammed by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s fans after he posted a message on Twitter calling the actor’s drug-related death “stupid.”
Jared Padalecki posted his opinion on Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s apparent drug overdose death, and received some major backlash for calling the actor’s passing “stupid.”
While most fans and stars tweeted their sad sentiments on Hoffman’s untimely demise, Padalecki decided to write something more to the point. Giving his opinion on ending one’s life with drugs, the Supernatural star wrote, “‘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.'”
Shortly after posting his message, Padalecki deleted it from his account due to the high amount of criticism he received for it. He then posted another message explaining what his words were meant to say.
“I didn’t mean PSH is stupid or that addiction isn’t a reality,” Padalecki tweeted. “I simply mean I have a different definition of ‘tragedy’. When I think ‘tragedy,’ I think of St. Judes, of genocide, of articles I read in the paper. But, yes, either way, a death, is sad.”
I didnt mean PSH is stupid or that addiction isnt a reality. I simply meant I have a different definition of "tragedy".
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) February 2, 2014
Hoffman’s addiction was apparently much worse than believed. While the Oscar-winning actor achieved 23 years of sobriety, he reportedly fell off the wagon last year and went to rehab in May 2013. However, his drug problems took a turn for the worse, and Hoffman’s heroin addiction was apparently out of control.
According to Fox411, the Capote star was seen buying drugs with large amounts of money from two mysterious men by an ATM near his apartment. A man who claims he saw the exchange told police that Hoffman looked “very sweaty” and “like s***.”
Another eyewitness told TMZ that Hoffman “appeared drunk” when he spotted him at a bar in Atlanta three days before his death. Other bar attendees said that Hoffman made several “sketchy” trips to the bathroom while he sat with a woman at the bar.
Authorities are still investigating Hoffman’s actions prior to his death on Sunday morning, and believe there is video surveillance of the drug deal that took place by the ATM.
Hoffman is survived by his longtime girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell and their three children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7 and Willa, 5.