Isn't Your 5 Minutes Up Already, Jared Padalecki?
Philip Seymour Hoffman dealt himself a pretty rough hand in life, and as if he didn't suffer enough -- or make those who loved him suffer enough -- assclowns like Jared Padalecki have to go in and throw their cheap 2 cents around and make it seem as if Philip's death by suspected overdose was this trivial, stupid thing that happened on a whim with no rhyme or reason:
"'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'."
That is a thing that "Supernatural" actor Jared Padalecki (in case you were one of the many who didn't know who he was to begin with) actually wrote on his Twitter ... before deleting it after receiving a crapstorm of hate.
Jared then went on to save face, saying that his definition of "tragedy" was different than most other definitions, and yeah, he guessed that Philip's death was "sad." What a guy.
The thing is, since we apparently have to spell it out for people like Jared, Philip struggled with an addiction most of his life. Philip wasn't some hasty punk kid who had a little too much fun this one time at a party and tragically died because of it. Philip was a smart, talented, 46-year-old man, as well as a father to 3 young children, and to assume that Philip was behaving intentionally recklessly with the lives and hearts of those that had been entrusted to him in his private life is heartless at worst, and moronic at best.
Addiction isn't a joke, and trivializing it because you don't understand it and the way it can systematically destroy even the strongest of persons only makes it apparent to those who have been affected by it -- or can at least comprehend its nature -- that you have no platform on which to peddle your inane BS.
In short, Jared, how about this: count the undeserved blessings that have been bestowed upon you, and thank your lucky stars that your children have a father who's going to come home to them tonight. It's called "compassion" -- why not try it out for size?