Jared Padalecki & LeVar Burton Face Criticism after Philip Seymour Hoffman Tweets

Posted Monday February 3, 2014 3:34 PM GMT

As Hollywood continues to mourn the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, a few stars are under fire after their questionable tweets towards the late actor.

On Sunday (February 2), “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki was criticized after tweeting, “‘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.’”

After Jared started receiving the backlash, he tried to make amends by sharing, “I didnt mean PSH is stupid or that addiction isnt a reality. I simply meant 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,” he added.

In addition, LeVar Burton from “Reading Rainbow” fame shared, “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!”

“Not cool is shooting up when you got kids… #areyoukiddingme RT@readmuchrunfar: Not cool, dude,” he continued.

Refusing to back down, LeVar continued, “I know about addiction! RT @damia_one: @levarburton perhaps you should educate yourself about addition before passing judgement.”

“No matter how you slice it, PSH wasted a great gift! Lash out at me if you want to… I ain’t goin’ out like that!” he finished.

What are your thoughts on the pairs’ tweets?

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