Thousands of fans turned to Twitter and other forms of social media Tuesday to express their condolences over the sudden passing of actor Alan Thicke, but one Hollywood actress instead chose to politicize the tragedy.
"RIP Alan Thicke. Seems like everyone is checking out before the Trumpacolypse," Lisa Edelstein, who is best known for her role in "House," tweeted just hours after the news broke Tuesday night that the 69-year-old actor was dead after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey.
RIP Alan Thicke. Seems like everyone is checking out before the Trumpacolypse.— Lisa Edelstein (@Lisa Edelstein)1481684037.0
As you might expect, other users quickly pounced on the "classless" tweet.
@LisaEdelstein wow very classy. You should be ashamed of yourself— Lauren Cooley (@Lauren Cooley)1481694175.0
@neontaster Classless...was a fan. Was. @conkc2 @LisaEdelstein— Bill (@Bill)1481685186.0
@LisaEdelstein 1) he was Canadian. 2) A family lost a husband and a father. This is NOT the time for politics.— Delia Enriquez (@Delia Enriquez)1481718559.0
@LisaEdelstein Absolutely insensitive and unnecessary. Someone's father, husband & grandfather died today. Do not politicise it.— C’estMoi (@C’estMoi)1481684428.0
@LisaEdelstein horrible thing to say at this time— Celia (@Celia)1481684351.0
Thicke was best known for playing Jason Seaver on the 1980s sitcom "Growing Pains." He left behind his wife and three children, including singer Robin Thicke.
Thicke's youngest son, Carter Thicke, tweeted out a photo of him and his dad, who he called his "best friend" and "idol."
Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of it's finest. You are a legend and I love you Pop… https://t.co/xDNrZyuV6P— Carter Thicke (@Carter Thicke)1481691037.0
(H/T: Biz Pac Review)