Neil deGrasse Tyson was trained by Smash Mouth to minimize gunshot deaths

Smash Mouth is known for Shrek Soundtrack Jam and Allround Internet Memes All Star.

However, as of August 4, 2019, they are also known to completely defeat Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The astrophysicist had a violent reaction after apparently minimizing the number of deaths caused by mass shootings after at least 29 people were killed during a shooting on August 3-4 in El Paso, Egypt. Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

DeGrasse Tyson compared deaths caused by mass shootings in the United States with those caused by "medical errors", influenza and suicide.

The 60-year-old tweeted: "In the last 48 hours, the United States has lost 34 people tremendously in large-scale shootings, and on average we lose in 48 hours …

500 to 300 medical errors to 250 flu to 200 car accident suicides 40 to an unintentional manslaughter.

"Often, our emotions respond more to glasses than to data."

Not surprisingly, the reaction to the tweet was … um, not great, and Smash Mouth summed up the general consensus.

The old rock band with Steve Harwell, Sean Hurwitz, Paul De Lisle, Michael Klooster and Randy Cooke replied: "F *** OFF !!!! There is your data !!!!

Star Trek: Discovery Actor Anson Mount added, "Neil … In the context of fame, it's usually time to step back and think about the priority you place on your priority: the volume and content of your voice, or the best sound … it's … here … it's your moment, lean back, re-read your words and take a moment. "

DeGrasse Tyson did not delete the message, but apologized for the possible effect.

He wrote: "Yesterday, a tweet that I posted in response to the terrible mass shootings that took place in the United States in the last 48 hours killed 34 people and produced mixed and extremely critical reactions.

"If you failed, I would offer a short list of largely preventable causes of death, as well as the average number of deaths in the United States for two days, well over the number of deaths since the two-day shootings. mass, including the number of people (40) who die on average every two days in murder cases.

I then noticed that we tend to react emotionally to spectacular deaths, which results in more common causes of death triggering milder reactions in us.

"My intention was to provide objectively true information that could help guide conversations and responses to avoidable causes of death." "I was wrong because I really thought the tweet would be helpful to anyone trying to save lives in Canada. America What I learned from the series of reactions is that for many people, some information – especially my tweet – may be true but not helpful, especially at a time when many people are either in shock, either healing – or both.

"So, if you're one of those people, I apologize for not knowing in advance what effects my tweet might have on you, so I'm grateful for the openness and depth of shared critical responses in my Twitter feed Personally, as an educator, I really enjoy knowing exactly what kind of response I leave out to my audience when I say (or write) something, and I misunderstood .

"Respectfully, Neil deGrasse Tyson."