Neil… Within the context of fame, there usually comes a time when you need to step back & consider where you’re placing your priority: the volume & tenor of your voice, or the greater good. This… RIGHT HERE… is your moment. Sit back, re-read your words, and take a moment.— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) August 4, 2019
Mr. Tyson is facing backlash after downplaying the tragic mass shootings that occurred this weekend. He suggested the reaction of compassion about these to incidents were a response to a ‘spectacle’. I’ve long noticed the disconnect from humanity and human emotion in Mr. Tyson, but this was too much.
In 2018, the fed govt spent:— Irene Tien MD FACEP (@IreneTienMD) August 5, 2019
$145M on medical errors
$340M on influenza
$147M on suicide
$597M on car accidents
>$1B on the opioid crisis
From 2004-2015, a measly $22M on gun violence.
These are stats. Not emotions. #thisisourlane
Many responded with a more complete picture of Tyson’s ‘data’. Some pointed out that all of the causes of death he compared mass shootings to had adequate attention, resources, and prevention measure. Contrarily, gun and domestic terror laws are being relaxed amidst the data which suggests more, not less, attention is needed in these areas.