MLB Player Shocks Fans After Tweeting That Sandy Hook ‘Conspiracy Stuff’ ‘Really Makes U Think & Wonder’
Wild conspiracy theories continue to rage surrounding the Sandy Hook massacre, as detractors claim that the tragedy is merely a government creation being used to manipulate the populace. On Wednesday, Washington Nationals’ centerfielder Denard Span seemingly entered the fray when he tweeted about YouTube videos that call the medias’ account of the event into question. His comment, which was widely seen as giving credence to conspiracy theorists, sparked intense rebuke.
“I was watching some controversial stuff on YouTube about the sandy hooks thing today! It really makes u think and wonder,” he wrote.
This comment was instantly met with shocked responses from individuals who find the alternative theories floating around about the 26 individuals who were killed inside of the elementary school (20 of them were children) absurd. The replies ranged from light-hearted to intensely-disappointed (some, though, did seem to agree that the situation seems curious). The full list of responses — both positive and negative — can be read here.
“NO, man. Don’t go into the conspiracies. They’re garbage, cooked up by truly sick people,” one Twitter user wrote, with another adding, “C’mon man be smarter than that?”
It didn’t take Span long to realize that he had offended some of his fans and followers. About an hour after the first message was sent, he tweeted a follow-up, dismissing his comment as “innocent.”
“All I said was that watching the stuff made u wonder and think. That is all,” he wrote. “Well so much for an innocent comment. I’m gonna enjoy the rest of my day!”
However, he didn’t simply end the conversation there. He sent additional messages, apologizing if he offended anyone and he also said that he isn’t in the “business of hurting people.” Twitter, Span wrote, is an outlet he uses to “have a good time” and share his life with followers.
What do you think? Was Span’s comment innocent — or is there a reason for frustration on behalf of his fans? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
- Why Were DHS Agents Seemingly Monitoring Multiple Tea Party IRS Protests Across the Country on Tuesday? 429 Comments
- Confusion Erupts in IRS Hearing After Lois Lerner Tries to Plead the 5th — Watch It All Unfold 390 Comments
- CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Has Awkward Moment With Okla. Tornado Survivor After Asking If She ‘Thanked the Lord’ 313 Comments
- Shock Video Surfaces: Meat Cleaver-Wielding Man Shouts ‘You People Will Never Be Safe!’ Moments After Gruesome London Attack 279 Comments
- More Than $1 Million Raised Through Mercury One for Oklahoma Tornado Relief 266 Comments
- Anti-Gay Bias or Fair Punishment? New Details Emerge About High School Student’s Lesbian Relationship With a Minor Read More
- Comedian’s New Anti-Muhammad Video Excoriates Islamic Prophet, Juxtaposes Him with Jesus: ‘Very Wrong and Twisted’ 118 Comments
- Teacher Admits She ‘Prayed Out Loud’ During Violent Tornado: ‘I Did the Teacher Thing that We’re Probably Not Supposed to Do’ 115 Comments
- Farrakhan Talks of ‘Satanic Jews’ and ‘Synagogue of Satan’ at Detroit Church Speech — but Wait Until You Hear Who Was in Attendance 223 Comments
- Biden Praises Jewish Leaders for Helping Change Americans’ Views on Gay Marriage Read More
- Foreign Banks Operating on U.S. Soil Have Just Set a Record Read More
- The Tense Exchange Between Rep. Trey Gowdy and the Former IRS Head You’ve Been Waiting for…and It Doesn’t Disappoint 213 Comments
- Report: No IRS Workers Have Been Disciplined & Union Says It Hasn’t Been Contacted on Personnel Read More
- Ex-Cincinnati IRS Manager: This Was Not the Work of ‘Low-Level’ Employees Read More
- China Sets off What Could Be the World’s Longest Demolition Read More
- The Incredible Role Facebook Played in the Aftermath of Devastating Okla. Tornado Read More
- Tech Company Demonstrates Remote Disabling of a ‘Smart Gun’ 114 Comments
- Meet the Blind Man Nicknamed ‘Midnight Gunslinger’ Who Has 80% Shot Accuracy Read More
- How a $4.5 Million Network of 181 Sirens Helped Save Lives in Oklahoma Twister Read More
- See the Record-Setting Python a Man Caught With His Bare Hands (and Guess How Much It Weighed) Read More
- School storm protection is spotty in tornado zones
- Obama threatens veto of House student loan plan
- House committee passes Iran sanctions legislation
- London terror attack leaves 1 dead near barracks
- Facebook posts: Suit filed over vet's detention
- 4 Americans killed since 2009 in US drone strikes
- Target's 1Q profit drops 29 pct on weak sales
- Am. Samoa to keep flier miles of govt travelers