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Alan Thicke's Advice To Son Robin & Paula Patton: 'Adopt A Few Ethiopian Kids,' You'll Be 'The Next Brangelina'

Seems like Robin Thicke‘s ascent into superstardom isn’t coming without a few Growing Pains.

First, his breakout hit Blurred Lines raised eyebrows with lyrics critics called rape-friendly; then, there was that whole twerking incident with Miley Cyrus at the VMAs; and now, his father Alan is adding to the headache with a politically-incorrect comment sure to generate the wrong kind of buzz.

Speaking to Us Weekly Saturday, the elder Thicke, 66, mused on the fast-moving careers of both his singer son and daughter-in-law Paula Patton, sharing with the magazine the cringe-worthy advice he gave Robin regarding his and Paula’s surging fame.

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“I told him, ‘You’re a power couple now. If you only adopt a few Ethiopian kids, you’d be the next Brangelina.'”

Obviously, the 66-year-old sitcom star was referring to the A-list power couple’s six children, three of whom were adopted abroad, one (Zahara Marley) from Ethiopia.

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Alan, attending at the Denim and Diamonds for Autism event at Westlake Village, Calif.’s Four Seasons Hotel, admitted he’s somewhat vicariously living through his son’s success after multiple stabs at a music career never amounted to much.

“I’m thrilled for him,” Alan, 66, told the magazine. “I’ve always dabbled in music. If I could have grown up to be Robin Thicke, I would have.

“But I’m glad somebody in the family did.”