Neil deGrasse Tyson is being dragged to the other side of the universe and back over a callous tweet in which he basically said two mass shootings over a 48-hour period isn’t really that bad when you consider the many other ways people can die in that same time frame.

The famous astrophysicist bizarrely tweeted out some statistics Sunday following back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and Texas—which has claimed the lives of 29 innocent people so far and injured dozens more—saying that mass shootings are simply a minor blip on the death radar.

His words exactly:

“In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any 48hrs, 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.”

Unsurprisingly, Twitter gave him the BIZNESS for his ridiculously tone-deaf tweet downplaying mass shootings and gun violence in general:

Dear Neil DeGrasse Tyson, please shut the fuck up. Signed, everyone.

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