Let me start by saying that I love Neil deGrasse Tyson. And it would likely require him ripping the heads off puppies, daubing himself in their blood (while naked) and then dancing around a campfire and howling at the moon for me to say an unkind word about him. And those unkind words would likely be relegated to asking him to keep it down. And maybe cover his junk with a sock.
You can I suppose argue some disconnect to the general mood or perhaps a lack of empathy. But I don’t think you can argue that he’s wrong.
Of course the mob has now come for him and he’s apologized. I wouldn’t have… (I say with some level of bravado that likely doesn’t exist)
Judged by people who send ‘thoughts and prayers’ via twitter.