Actress Lisa Edelstein Used Alan Thicke's Death To Take A Shot At Donald Trump (Spoiler Alert: She Missed)
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Here's the thing, I have little to no doubt that if you asked Alan Thicke before his passing if you could use his death to poke fun at a complete jackass of an American leader then he would kindly approve. If there's anyone who can give you a definitive glimspe into a deceased man's sense of humor it's the person that spent the better part of his childhood enamored by the fictional father that was played by said deceased man on television. Therefore, I am going to step up and declare that Alan Thicke wouldn't have been offended by this tweet. His family and friends were probably a bit taken aback, but I'm not going to sour the good name of Lisa Edelstein because - in theory - what she tried to do probably wouldn't have been received all that poorly by the person whose memory she did it at the expense of.
I am, however, going to sour the good name of Lisa Edelstein because - in execution - her attempt was hot garbage. Seriously, if you weren't familiar enough with Alan Thicke to know that he was from Canada (and thus never in danger of being stuck under the appallingly stumpy iron thumb of one Donald J. Trump) then you don't get to attempt to use his eternal departure for laughs. I really don't think that's too much to ask. We are talking about a guy whose heart gave out on him while he was playing fucking hockey. Maybe engage in enough due diligence to know that the man died in the most Canadian way possible before using his demise to continue bitching about the results of an election that ended over a month ago? There's about a billion ways to mock a buffoon's impending presidency without using the tragic, unexpected death of a fellow celebrity that you're somehow only vaguely familiar with to make a joke that landed an entire CFL field short of funny.