Milo Ventimiglia Defends Crock-Pots After ‘This Is Us’ Backlash, Gets Drenched In Game Of ‘Make It Rain’ On ‘Ellen’

Sunday’s heartbreaking episode of “This Is Us” may have left viewers questioning the safety of the crock-pot, but Milo Ventimiglia was quick to defend the cooking appliance as he appeared on Wednesday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.

The 40-year-old, whose cause of death was revealed in the post-Super Bowl episode of the drama, was questioned by DeGeneres, 60, on the details surrounding his character Jack Pearson’s untimely passing.

As headlines surrounding the tear-jerking episode flashed up on the screen behind them, Ventimiglia insisted: “Listen, [it was a] slow cooker. I own a crock-pot, I love crock-pots. I think there was a lot of misdirected hate at the crock-pot as opposed to a faulty slow cooker from the past.”

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Wednesday’s show also saw the actor play a game of “Make It Rain” alongside DJ tWitch to raise money for charity.

Ventimiglia and his component made their way through every umbrella, getting absolutely soaked in the process, before they eventually found the one containing $10,000 to give to the Rape Foundation.

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See the star talk more about filming the “terrifying” “This Is Us” fire scenes in the clip above, and watch possibly one of the hottest games of “Make It Rain” ever in the video below:

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