Stephen Hawking at Cambridge, Kirstie Alley tweet that reads 'You had a good go at it..thanks for your input'

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Kirstie Alley’s Twitter tribute to Stephen Hawking is the weirdest one yet

'Thanks for your input.'


Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 15, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:41 pm CDT

Stephen Hawking’s death prompted Twitter reactions from many people in the science and tech communities, as well as celebrities. But actress (and Scientologist) Kirstie Alley wins for the weirdest (and possibly worse) response to finding out that someone—especially a brilliant physicist—has just died. On Wednesday morning, she tweeted a photo of Hawking along with the caption: “You had a good go at it..thanks for your input.”

“Thanks for your input”? Yes, that’s what she said.

It doesn’t seem like Alley’s tweet was intentionally mean—she later tweeted that Hawking was “one of the top 3 funniest people on the planet”—but the internet saw it differently.

Many thought the tweet was accidentally hilarious, while others saw it as a savage comment about someone who just passed away.

Alley now has several requests to write future eulogies.

As for Alley, when she dies, she said she wishes to have her headstone read: “If you have the gas money I have the car.”

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*First Published: Mar 15, 2018, 3:57 pm CDT