Neil deGrasse Tyson Faces Backlash Over ‘Insensitive’ Tweet

Famous Scientist, Neil deGrasse Tyson has been getting a lot of heat, for posting this tweet after the deadly mass shootings from this weekend. The tweet reads, “in the past 48 hours, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any 48 hours, we also lose… 500 to medical errors, 300 to the flu, 250 to suicide, 200 to car accidents, 40 to homicide via handgun… often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.”

Tyson immediately faced harsh backlash, from those feeling he was downplaying the severity of the situations.