Linda Edelstein may have played the sassy Dr. Cuddy on House, but right now her famous sharp tongue is getting her into a lot of trouble with her own fans.
Edelstein, who currently stars in Bravo’s Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, took to Twitter earlier this week to pay her respects to Growing Pains TV dad Alan Thicke, who passed away from a fatal heart attack on Tuesday.
Thicke reportedly collapsed while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter, ultimately dying from a massive heart attack.
In the wake of Thicke’s death, celebrities from all over the world immediately came pouring in with their condolences for his family.
Meanwhile, this is what Edelstein thought would be a proper reaction:
"RIP Alan Thicke. Seems like everyone is checking out before the Trumpacolypse," she wrote on Twitter.
If you just physically cringed reading that tweet, you aren’t the only one.
Twitter almost immediately turned on Edelstein, calling her out for bringing up politics while talking about the death of a beloved actor.
"1) he was Canadian. 2) A family lost a husband and a father. This is NOT the time for politics," one person wrote.
"The man died in front of his 17yr old son a week before Christmas, but lol Trump right?" another commented.
"Soulless Tweet By Morally Bankrupt C Class 'Celebrity,'" said another person.
Many people described Edelstein’s words as “insensitive” and “soulless.”
"Is that supposed to be clever? Geez, give your head a shake; TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE AND CALLOUS!" one person tweeted.
"You should be ashamed using someone's death as a political soapbox. No class. No respect," another wrote.
As of Thursday morning, it does not look like Edelstein has addressed the criticism on Twitter.