Former MLB star and (possible Hall Of Famer) Chipper Jones lowers himself into the bowels of the Alex Jones sewage system, who claimed that the Sandy Hook massacre was a false flag operation. Chipper apparently used a Snopes website article to justify his position against a real Sandy Hook massacre. Deadspin replies, C'mon, Chipper.
Seems Chipper won't need a Braves hat for his HOF bust, but a tinfoil one... pic.twitter.com/uXLT0hRgYX
— Dave Southorn (@IDS_Southorn) February 7, 2015
Chipper has deleted the tweet, but it will live on in infamy.
Add former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones to the list of celebrities who said something dumb on Twitter.
Seems that Jones implied in a tweet Friday afternoon that the Sandy Hook shooting, in which 20 children and six staff members were killed at a Connecticut elementary school in 2012, never really happened.
As of 7 a.m. Saturday, Jones has not apologized or claimed he was hacked, going right back to tweeting about mundane things such as hunting and the Atlanta Hawks.
The response has been quick:
.@CregStephenson Sandy Hook families respond to Chipper Jones' claim of hoax @RealCJ10 pic.twitter.com/UVmpGDhQxR
— Shannon (@shannonrwatts) February 7, 2015
You can read more outraged responses on twitter here.
UPDATE: Chipper Jones has finally responded to the outrage he caused when he denied the Sandy Hook tragedy by Twitter.
He has apologized in full:
It was irresponsible of me to do that and will not happen again. Please accept my heartfelt apology to those who were hurt or offended.
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) February 7, 2015