Lisa Edelstein Slammed For Alan Thicke Tweet: Death Was To Avoid Donald Trump
Lisa Edelstein is getting slammed for joking that Alan Thicke died just to avoid Donald Trump’s presidency. See reactions to the tweet below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Thicke unexpectedly died at age 69 on Tuesday, after suffering a heart attack. Tributes poured in on Twitter as dozens of celebrities honored and mourned the beloved “Growing Pains” patriarch. Edelstein, however, saw fit to make a joke.
“RIP Alan Thicke. Seems like everyone is checking out before the Trumpacolypse,” she tweeted Tuesday night. Since then, the “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” star has been under fire for politicizing and seemingly minimizing the actor’s death. The backlash includes more than a thousand tweets calling Edelstein out for her message.
One user, @dfiregirl4 wrote, back, “1) he was Canadian. 2) A family lost a husband and a father. This is NOT the time for politics.” @SpaceRacer423 replied, “the man died in front of his 17yr old son a week before Christmas, but lol Trump right?” @neontaster responded, “First off, it’s Trumpocalypse, not whatever the hell you wrote. Second, you’re a horrible person.”
@barrieblonde asked, “Is that suppose to be clever? Geez, give your head a shake; TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE AND CALLOUS! #AlanThicke #CanadianIcon.” “@KellyLHedges told the star, “Used to adore you. I have friends on both sides, but no friends who talk sh*t on the dead.”
“Why would you do this?” wondered @lifebythecreek, adding, “A simple RIP would suffice. What a sad soul you are.” @sbprice said, “heinous. death of an icon just a way to diss @realDonaldTrump?” @p25735 stated, “@LisaEdelstein Shame on you for trivializing Mr. Thicke’s passing by using it to promote your political agenda.”
@kaungko arguved, “No matter which political party one belongs to, it’s never right to joke on someone’s death & loss. Legal? Yes. Right? [100 percent] not.” And, referencing what is probably Edelstein’s best-known TV show, @travelbond tweeted, “@LisaEdelstein Quick! Call HOUSE.. Somebody needs a sensitivity transplant!” Edelstein has not responded to any of the comments, nor has she addressed her controversial remark.