Edelstein wrote, “RIP Alan Thicke. Seems like everyone is checking out before the Trumpacolypse.”
The negative response from Twitter soon rolled in, with many calling the actress “classless” and slamming her for politicizing Thicke’s sudden passing.
@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 has not personally responded to the backlash but retweeted several anti-Trump posts.
Thicke, best known for starring on the long-running TV series Growing Pains, died suddenly of a heart attack on Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2016). He was 69.