Jared Padalecki on Philip Seymour Hoffman Death: Not a Tragedy

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Jared Padalecki has once again Tweeted himself into a bit of controversy.

A few weeks after saying Justin Bieber paid Lil Za to take a drug possession rap for him, the Supernatural star reacted to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman by not showing all that much sympathy for the actor.

Hoffman was found with a needle in his arm on Friday and pronounced dead of a likely heroin overdose, with numerous celebrities mourning the late Oscar winner across various social platforms.

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But Padalecki took issue those who described the incident as especially depressing.

“‘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.," the actor wrote.

He received a lot of backlash for remarks many deemed to be insensitive, later taking to Twitter and explaining himself a bit.

“I didnt mean PSH is stupid or that addiction isnt a reality. I simply meant I have a different definition of ‘tragedy," Padalecki wrote, adding:

“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."

What do you think of this reaction? Does it make you less likely to watch Supernatural online now?

And how does it compare to LeVar Burton, who also drew online heat then he Tweeted a joke at Hoffman's expense:

"Damn, #PSH was SO talented! However, if Y’all should find me dead with a needle in my arm, in my underwear… please put my pants on!"

Do you agree with Jared's comments on PSH's passing? Vote below:

Is Philip Seymour Hoffman's death a tragedy?

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