Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson shared his reaction to this weekend's double mass shootings and in trying to take an analytical approach to the tragic events, managed to piss off A LOT of people.
Tyson, 60, argued 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."
His tweet was a response to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday which killed 20, and Sunday’s shooting in Dayton, Ohio, which killed 9.
Tyson's attempt to downplay the shootings did not go over well with many of his famous followers.
Piers Morgan let the TV personality know that he thought about the writing, "Jeez. When even the most brilliant minds in America spew this kind of deflective crap after gun massacres, there really is little hope of anything changing."
In a message to her 166 million followers across Twitter and Instagram, the singer condemned Trump for not doing more to control the sale of assault rifles and combat home grown terrorism in the United States.
“Um… Donald, you spelt ‘terrorism’ wrong! Your country had 2 terrorist attacks back to back hours apart leaving almost 30 innocent people dead,” she began. “This, just days after yet another terrorist attack in California, where a terrorist was able to LEGALLY purchase an assault rifle (AK-47) in Vegas, then drive hours to a food festival in Cali leaving 6 more people dead including a young infant baby boy!”
The singer then pointed out the president’s anti-immigration and pro-gun policies: “Imagine a world where it’s easier to get an AK-47 than a VISA! Imagine a world where they build a wall to keep terrorists IN AMERICA!!!”