Actress Lisa Edelstein is a horrible person. The actress, who formerly starred in House and now appears in Bravo’s Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, made a joke about the unfortunate death of beloved actor Alan Thicke.
On Tuesday evening, she tweeted this ignorant comment:
“RIP Alan Thicke. Seems like everyone is checking out before the Trumpacolypse.”
What a stupid, unfunny and insensitive statement.
As expected, her comments were met with a backlash of rightful scorn.
@dfiregirl4, responded with this: “@LisaEdelstein 1) he was Canadian. 2) A family lost a husband and a father. This is NOT the time for politics.”
Another woman,@LifeofJanine responded, “@LisaEdelstein Absolutely insensitive and unnecessary. Someone’s father, husband & grandfather died today. Do not politicize it.”
@SpaceRacer423 replied, “The man died in front of his 19yr old son a week before Christmas, but lol Trump right?”
@sbprice said, “heinous. death of an icon just a way to diss @realDonaldTrump?”
@barrieblonde asked, “Is that suppose to be clever? Geez, give your head a shake; TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE AND CALLOUS! #AlanThicke #CanadianIcon.”
As reported by TMZ, Alan Thicke had a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He was pronounced dead shortly after at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center around noon Tuesday.
The Canadian-born actor was best known for his role as Jason Seaver, the endearing father on the ABC television series Growing Pains, which ran for seven seasons.
The role earned Thicke the nickname America’s Dad. His character was ranked No. 37 on TV Guide’s list of the “50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time.”
Lisa Edelstein made an ass of herself by using Thicke’s death as a joke to poke fun at President-elect Trump. And it is not going to help her career.
One former fan, @KellyLHedges, told the star, “Used to adore you. I have friends on both sides, but no friends who talk sh*t on the dead.”
Amen to that.
50% of America supported Donald Trump. No doubt that many of them were fans of Lisa Edelstein. Let’s hope they are now former fans.