Neil DeGrasse Tyson Apologizes for Mass Shooting Tweet: ‘I Got This One Wrong’

“Where I miscalculated was that I genuinely believed the Tweet would be helpful to anyone trying to save lives in America,” astrophysicist says

Last Updated: August 5, 2019 @ 2:29 PM

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has apologized for a tweet he sent on Sunday comparing mass shooting statistics to frequency of other causes of death like car crashes and medical errors.

“My intent was to offer objectively true information that might help shape our conversations and reactions to preventable ways we die,” Tyson said in a statement posted to his Facebook page.