Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are the stars of the beloved hit CW show "Supernatural," which has been on air for 13 seasons.
Unfortunately, after the two made a rape joke at a recent Q&A, many fans are reconsidering their fandom.
The pair were at Creation Entertainment's Official Supernatural Convention in New Orleans over the weekend.
It was there, according to Babe, that the two were asked about their pick-up lines. "They're really offensive," Padalecki warned.
It looks like Ackles warned him not to tell the joke, but Padalecki went ahead anyway.
"Excuse me, does this rag smell like chloroform to you?" Jared announced, as you can see in the video below.
Uh, yeah. Fans might've greeted this "joke" with a mixture of laughs and groans, but it was definitely an uncomfortable moment.
To make it worse, Ackles responded by saying, "No, Mr. Cosby."
Chloroform, as you may know, has been used to knock people unconscious in the past. And as the Cosby reference (Bill Cosby has been accused by many women of drugging them and raping them) makes clear, they were joking about date rape.
While Padalecki was attempting to make a joke, it still wasn't OK.
Padalecki likely meant no harm with the comment, but it was still hurtful to many victims and perpetrated rape culture. Joking about rape may seem like no big deal, but it turns someone else's trauma into a "funny" moment. Inadvertently or not, it makes sexual assault seem less serious and downplays what a horrifying thing it really is. Let's hope the uproar teaches Padalecki why that pickup line should never be used.
Padalecki and Ackles have yet to comment on the incident.