CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio releases insensitive tweet about Robin Williams

Much like many other members off the media this evening, I was working on an article at the time that I heard the news that actor Robin Williams had died at age 63, from what is being reported as a suicide.

Like I said on Twitter, I’m not someone who watches a ton of movies, or TV in general, largely because I am so busy trying to watch four sports leagues in depth. But in the case of Robin Williams, I grew up watching movies like Flubber, Disney’s Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Jumanji.  As I got older, I enjoyed movies like The Birdcage and Hook. So while I don’t pretend to be some sort of movie expert, the news of Williams’ death shook me.

Like a majority of the country, and really the World, I sent out my condolences on Twitter. CSN Philly’s Flyers’ Insider Tim Panaccio did that, but then also felt the need to post this.

The tweet, which I’m sure was meant to try to lighten the mood during a rough time, wasn’t taken well by anyone who responded to the already not-loved writer. Yes, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel didn’t tend to give Williams’ movies great reviews, as they did with many comedies. No, this was not funny. Not now, and likely not at any point.

It is worth noting that Panotch did tweet out his condolences first.

Still, the Siskel and Ebert tweet was disgusting and should be taken down and apologized for.

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