Stephen Colbert responds to This is Us death by Crock-Pot scene

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After a controversial scene on This is Us had people on Twitter throwing out their Crock-Pots, Stephen Colbert weighed in on last night’s Late Show.

Fans of This is Us are never going to look at Crock-Pots the same again…

Recently, a huge revelation finally came to light on This is Us. Before I proceed, let me first warn you that this is a MAJOR SPOILER for the show, so if you care about that sort of thing, perhaps don’t read ahead. Having said that, a scene on the program finally revealed, after two seasons, how the father dies. Apparently, he had a Crock-Pot short out in his kitchen, setting his house on fire.

As you can guess, heartbroken fans watching the series weren’t too happy with Crock-Pots. Many Twitter users posted photos of themselves tossing out their Crock-Pots, while others were encouraging a boycott. It’s created a bit of a frenzy, but being that there’s some kind of uprising against Crock-Pot of all kitchen appliances, there’s definitely a layer of humor to it.

Last night on The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert spoke about the revelation on This is Us and the uproar it’s been causing. He looks at the tweets people are saying about throwing their Crock-Pots out the window. “Your Crock-Pot won’t actually catch fire,” explains Colbert. “But throwing it out the window can give someone a pretty serious head injury.”

Funnier than that, Crock-Pot actually issued a statement in response to this fiasco. Their statement says they’re just at heartbroken about what happened on This is Us. But they close by saying their hope is that NBC will “spread factual information” about the product’s safety.

You can watch the bit in the YouTube video below.

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