Sunday, April 18, 2021

Neil deGrasse Tyson Slammed for Insensitive Reaction to Mass Shootings

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*Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has come under fire for his reaction to this weekend’s double mass shootings.

While emotions continue to run high across the internet over the shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday which killed 20, and Sunday’s shooting in Dayton, Ohio, which killed nine, Yahoo reports that Tyson took time to remind folks that more people are killed by the flu and car accidents than mass shootings, adding, “often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.”

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Followers of his Twitter account have slammed the TV personality for downplaying the tragedies in El Paso and Dayton — peep some of their comments below: 

As we previously reported, police responded Saturday to an active shooter in the area of the Cielo Vista Mall. Multiple victims were reported injured at a Walmart, CNN affiliate KTSM reported.

At least 19 people are dead and 40 injured after a shooting Saturday near a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas. One suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius from the Dallas area, is in custody.

Trump said he will make a statement Monday on the two mass shootings and what can be done in response. He said his statement will be at around 10 a.m. on Monday.

Meanwhile, many Americans, including several Democrats, have accused Trump of encouraging violence through his attacks on migrants and lawmakers who oppose him.

“We have a President of the United States that uses white nationalist rhetoric and engages in racism,” said Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. “From its early days, the Trump Administration has sought to limit funding to groups dedicated to countering white extremism.”

“I blame the people who pull the trigger,” acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney told NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. “Goodness gracious, is someone really blaming the president? People are sick, until we address why people think this way.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.



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