Charlie Sheen Says He Wishes Donald Trump Would Die
Star makes controversial Tweets about President-elect
Charlie Sheen has sparked a huge controversy after Tweeting that he hopes President-elect Donald Trump will be the next celebrity to die in 2016 following the passing of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds.
As many people were sharing touching memories and images of the fallen stars on social media, Sheen used the opportunity to Tweet his thoughts saying, "Dear God; Trump next, please!".
With a whole host of famous faces from music and film being lost this year, many have been pondering who will be next, and whilst many people were shocked by Sheen's pleas to God, a lot of Twitter users seems to share his sentiment, as his Tweet received over 60,000 retweets.
The Telegraph reports: He was criticised by Twitter users including @Lenyanw, who said: "Wishing his death? really? how low can you people be?"
.@charliesheen Charles!!!— Holland Taylor (@HollandTaylor) December 29, 2016
@charliesheen Imagine the outrage if someone tweeted "Obama next, please!"— samechick 🐸 (@just2groovy) December 29, 2016
@charliesheen no matter how bad life gets, I never actively root for someone to die. That is a truly evil soul.— Nick Paredes (@npthree) December 29, 2016
@charliesheen 1) *Highly* offensive, inappropriate, & unpatriotic 2) Does God need repetition to hear? 3) You gave the middle finger to God.— Joseph Steinberg (@JosephSteinberg) December 29, 2016
Mr Sheen has since defended his actions after his tweet went viral, writing: "The media's reaction to last night's tweet is inanely emblematic of the panoramic timorousness draped vastly and wantonly across any and all expressions of hope or joy that we now dare to publish or impart.
"Oh, and by the way, I was talking to God, not you."
This is a change of tune for the actor, who in June said he would support Mr Trump if he was elected.
He said: "I think people just responded to something different, something fresh, something maverick, something innovative on some level.
"If he gets in I've got to support him and hope he does the best job he can, and if he doesn't, then man - that was a hell of a run."