Lisa Edelstein, the former actress on the TV series “House” has come under intense scrutiny and is being called “classless” after she posted a tweet saying Alan Thicke died to avoid Donald Trump’s presidency.
“RIP Alan Thicke. Seems like everyone is checking out before the Trumpacolypse,” she wrote.
RIP Alan Thicke. Seems like everyone is checking out before the Trumpacolypse.
— Lisa Edelstein (@LisaEdelstein) December 14, 2016
Thicke, a father of three, was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son when he collapsed from a heart attack. An ambulance took him to a nearby hospital, and he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
Many Twitter users were quick to bash Edelstein for her ruthless remark.
@LisaEdelstein 1) he was Canadian. 2) A family lost a husband and a father. This is NOT the time for politics.
— Delia Enriquez (@dfiregirl4) December 14, 2016
@LisaEdelstein Absolutely insensitive and unnecessary. Someone’s father, husband & grandfather died today. Do not politicise it.
— Janine (@LifeofJanine) December 14, 2016
Edelstein didn’t seem to be bothered by the backlash, and even went on to retweet the following anti-Trump posts:
— BillMoyers.com (@BillMoyersHQ) December 15, 2016
he really is the most consistently awful person in the world, it’s amazing pic.twitter.com/dHl3tOqlDY
— Felix Gilman (@felixgilman) December 16, 2016
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