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Actor Ripped for Calling Hoffman Death 'Stupid' and 'Senseless'

Monday, 03 Feb 2014 02:50 PM

By Melanie Batley


Actor Jared Padalecki was criticized on Twitter after suggesting Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from a heroin overdose was "stupid" and "senseless."

"'Sad' isn't the word I'd use to describe a 46-year-old man throwing his life away to drugs," Padalecki wrote in a tweet, which he later deleted. "'Senseless' is more like it. 'Stupid.'"

Hoffman was found dead Sunday morning in his New York apartment with a hypodermic needle stuck in his left arm and bags of heroin around his home.

After pushback on Twitter, Padalecki wrote another tweet:



He then further explained in another tweet:



The comments, however, sparked outrage among some followers. One wrote, "I wish more people would lose the stigma and treat addiction as the deadly and serious DISEASE that it is."

Actor Jim Carrey had a much different reaction to Hoffman's death:



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