A Crock-Pot probably killed Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia).
That's been a hard fact for This Is Us fans to swallow, unlike the tender meat usually rendered from America's leading brand of slow cookers. Tuesday's (Jan. 23) episode of This Is Us revealed that the Pearson's 20-year old Crock-Pot started the fire that burned down their family home. Instead of blaming Jack and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) for not replacing their 20-year-old Crock-Pot with the faulty switch, This Is Us watchers across the country have decided to take their ire out on the brand directly, sparking a #NotAllCrockPots revolution.
The brand had to fend off a few distraught fans on its Facebook page on Wednesday morning, publicly assuring them that the fictionalized Crock-Pot on the show was an outlier and they should feel safe prepping their own Super Bowl chili for next week's big game.
The backlash grew so intense that This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman also had to jump to the slow cookers' defense on Twitter.
Taking a moment to remind everyone that it was a 20 year old fictional crockpot with an already funky switch? Let's not just lump all those lovely hardworking crockpots together. #ThisIsUs— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) January 24, 2018
Fogelman's assurances, which were retweeted by Moore despite Crock-Pot's integral part in killing her TV husband, may not be enough to quiet the angry mob demanding justice for Jack and turning their backs on easy chilis and delicious stews that have been brewed in slow cookers across the country. Apparently, many distraught fans have thrown away their Crock-Pots, leaving so many to wonder, what will be the center piece dish for this year's Super Bowl?
If that crock pot is the reason jack Pearson dies I'm gonna go home and throw away every single crock pot we have. #ThisIsUs— Kyle Dexter (@_dex_34) January 24, 2018
Just watched last night's #ThisIsUs. If you need me, I will be outside smashing my crockpot with a hammer while sobbing uncontrollably and cuddling my beagle 😭😭😭😭— Brittany (@RunBritRun) January 24, 2018
We are now a nation divided with one of our most beloved brands caught in the crosshairs. It's going to be a tough week and a half for Crock-Pot as This Is Us tries to prepare for the "all your questions will be answered" Super Bowl episode on Feb. 4.
The next scary question is: How will terrier-mix rescue puppies fare if Jack actually died trying to save Kate's dog? Will this show make us turn on everything we love in this world?
This Is Us will officially kill Jack Pearson on Sunday, Feb. 4 after the Super Bowl game on NBC.