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Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul’s heartfelt tribute to his wife during his Primetime Emmy Awards acceptance speech on Monday (25Aug14) prompted fans to flood her charity website – and crash it.
The actor nabbed his third trophy for playing Jesse Pinkman on the critically acclaimed series which ended last year (13), and while accepting his Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Paul made sure to not only mention the cast and crew of the show, but also his wife, Lauren Parsekian Paul.
During his touching speech, he said, “To my wife, my God, thank you for marrying me. Thank you for dedicating your life to spreading kindness across the world. We all appreciate it. If you guys don’t know what she does, look up Kind Campaign. Do yourself a favour, look up Kind Campaign.” Within minutes of mentioning his wife’s charity, which aims to end girl-on-girl bullying, the website went down due to a traffic overload, and stayed down through Tuesday (26Aug14).
Paul previously supported his wife’s organisation by holding a special screening of the final episode of Breaking Bad last September (13).
Paul, co-star Bryan Cranston and series creator Vince Gilligan attended the event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, and raised $1.8 million ( million) for the Kind Campaign from ticket sales.