Following the deaths of both Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher in the span of 48 hours, former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen is under fire for asking God to take President-elect Donald Trump next.
In a Tweet posted just hours after Reynolds’ death was announced, Sheen wrote: “Dear God; Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please!” adding a middle finger emoji at the end.
His tweet caused a massive backlash from others, who saw his words as rather careless and disgusting.
CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper said: What is wrong with people. Just stop. It’s not cute or funny”.
Maajid Nawaz, a popular media commentator, wrote: “When you start wishing death on your opponents, perhaps it’s time to consider that you’ve become the bigot you so despise.”
“Woman-abusing creep praying for Trump’s death,” tweeted journalist Rita Panahi.
What is wrong with people? Just stop. It's not cute or funny https://t.co/C9PNHL6VLF
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 29, 2016
While some people were generous to Sheen, pointing out that he shouldn’t have published the tweet, others slammed the actor, asking “How many people did you knowingly expose to HIV?” and calling him a “scumbag“.
“You are a crack smoking, hooker buying, mentally enslaved moron with HIV. If anyone is on deaths door, it’s you, Charlie” said well-known conservative YouTuber, Mark Dice.
You are a crack smoking, hooker buying, mentally enslaved moron with HIV. If anyone is on deaths door, it's you, Charlie. https://t.co/iWXmn6bcLC
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) December 29, 2016
How many people did you knowingly expose to HIV? https://t.co/XubVqzfe5O
— John Durant (@johndurant) December 29, 2016
“Worry about your AIDS, A**hole”, wrote free speech activist Blaire White.
Some also have wondered what would have happened if a Hollywood celebrity had tweeted wishing for Barack Obama’s death. “That would be a CNN’s lead story in seconds,” wrote Harry Khachatrian.
What the fuck
Worry about your AIDS, asshole https://t.co/pE0CExzBfF
— Blaire White 💋 (@MsBlaireWhite) December 29, 2016
Imagine a Hollywood celebrity tweeting their wish for Obama's death.
That would be CNN's lead story in seconds. https://t.co/hpYY90fud6
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) December 29, 2016