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"This Is Us" Fans Want To Throw Out Their Crock-Pots Thanks To A Devastating Death On The Show

I'm never cooking chili ever again.

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If you haven't seen the latest episode of This Is Us, I recommend that you stop reading this post, go take a walk, and enjoy the fact that your heart hasn't shattered into a million little pieces. I'm warning you now, there are major spoilers ahead.

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Now, for those of you who have watched the latest episode, you'll know that it was a faulty crock-pot that led to the demise of Jack Pearson, our loving TV dad.

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Jack's death-by-crock-pot came as quite a shock to fans, and people were quick to swear off the cooking device.

That’s it, I’m throwing my crockpot out. Omg. 😭 #ThisIsUs

@preshiate / Via Twitter: @preshiate

This was not the death befitting of our great hero, Jack.

Jack did not serve his country and fight in the war just to be taken out by a crockpot #ThisIsUs

@vbjc4life / Via Twitter: @vbjc4life

Loyalty was tested.

I LOVE MY CROCKPOT. IT'S MY FAVORITE THING IN MY HOUSE. WHY OH WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE THE CROCKPOT?! #ThisIsUs

@tortor1522 / Via Twitter: @tortor1522

Lines were drawn.

I get married in less than 2 months and suddenly I feel the need to remove the crockpot from the registry. WE. DONT. NEED. IT. 😭 #ThisIsUs

@_vivalaluna / Via Twitter: @_vivalaluna

Suddenly crock-pots became the number one enemy of Twitter.

Me throwing away my crock pot because it killed Jack. #thisisus

@AnneHathabae / Via Twitter: @AnneHathabae

People started to get worried.

Me looking at our crockpot #ThisIsUs

@NY2Pgh / Via Twitter: @NY2Pgh

And it wasn't long until full blown crock-pot paranoia began to set in.

Me running to my kitchen to unplug my crockpot even tho I haven’t used it in weeks. Thanks #ThisIsUs

@breeezybre / Via Twitter: @breeezybre

Before the crockpot hate grew too wide, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman took to Twitter to defend the culinary staple.

Taking a moment to remind everyone that it was a 20 year old fictional crockpot with an already funky switch? Let'… https://t.co/7OYT6yYOqb

@Dan_Fogelman / Via Twitter: @Dan_Fogelman

But the damage had already been done. The Twitter upset was so severe that even Crock Pot's parent company, Newell Brands, released a statement.

"Crock-Pot understands the concerns brought up by last night’s episode of This Is Us, and we too are heartbroken by the latest development in Jack’s storyline. However, it is important that our consumers understand and have confidence that all Crock-Pot slow cookers exceed all internal testing protocols and all applicable industry safety standards and regulations as verified by independent third-party testing labs. For nearly 50 years with over 100 million Crock-Pots sold, we have never received any consumer complaints similar to the fictional events portrayed in last night’s episode. In fact, the safety and design of our product renders this type of event nearly impossible.”
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"Crock-Pot understands the concerns brought up by last night’s episode of This Is Us, and we too are heartbroken by the latest development in Jack’s storyline. However, it is important that our consumers understand and have confidence that all Crock-Pot slow cookers exceed all internal testing protocols and all applicable industry safety standards and regulations as verified by independent third-party testing labs.

For nearly 50 years with over 100 million Crock-Pots sold, we have never received any consumer complaints similar to the fictional events portrayed in last night’s episode. In fact, the safety and design of our product renders this type of event nearly impossible.”

I totally get that This Is Us is just a TV show but the death still stings. I may still use my crock-pot, but you bet your happy ass I'm going to cry anytime I plug it in.

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