Neil DeGrasse Tyson Apology Slammed Following Tweet On Shooting Deaths

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Apology Slammed Following Tweet On Shooting Deaths
Neil deGrasse Tyson apologized this morning following a tweet Sunday deemed

“insensitive” about the weekend mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that sparked a fierce reaction on social media, but not everyone is accepting his apology.

“My intent was to offer objectively true information that might help shape conversations and reactions to preventable ways we die,” Tyson wrote in his apology Monday morning on Facebook.

“Where I miscalculated was that I genuinely believed the Tweet would be helpful to anyone trying to save lives in America. What I learned from the range of reactions is that for many people, some information — my Tweet in particular — can be true but unhelpful, especially at a time when many people are either still in shock, or trying to heal — or both.”

Tyson continued: “So if you are one of those people, I apologize for not knowing in advance what effect my Tweet could have on you.
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