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Reader says sympathy for Hoffman misplaced; treat actor as example

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Posted: Sunday, February 9, 2014 4:30 am

To the Editor:

It seems like everyone is going on about what a shame it is about the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

I don’t get it.

We are supposed to feel sorry for someone who had 50 bags of heroin in his apartment and a needle sticking out of his arm when they found him?

It should have been “don’t be like Hoffman,” not “the poor guy got slammed.”

John Sammis


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  • Dr Strangelove posted at 10:13 am on Sat, Feb 15, 2014.

    Dr Strangelove Posts: 1191

    I noticed they were real fast going after the drug dealers I bet if he was some kid from the hood that OD they wouldn’t have done anything.

  • Eliza posted at 1:52 pm on Sun, Feb 9, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 1093

    Mr. Hoffman was a grown man who had been out into the world a long time.
    He had access to help if he had the will power, and the desire to try and do away with his drug habit. The drugs wasn't helping the will power.
    He was the one who chose to go the other route, he chose how it might end.

    The only ones I feel sorry for are the children he left behind.

    The movie people who are crying about the mans death, should let this death be a lesson, and it might help them think about getting help for their own probable drug habit.

  • Roody2 posted at 8:32 am on Sun, Feb 9, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 841

    Perhaps Hollywood should drug test their actors. After all, people in the real world are required to go through drug testing to get their job.

  • Bubba posted at 8:05 am on Sun, Feb 9, 2014.

    Bubba Posts: 844

    Apparently, this person was "famous" and apparently acted in some movies. The real tragedy her is that everyone appeared to be well aware of his addiction and self-destructive behavior, yet no one acted.