Right-Wingers on Twitter Blow Up After Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tells a Few Harmless Xmas Jokes

Dec 26, 2014 by

Tyson’s jokes didn’t denounce the holiday, but don’t tell that to the right-wing fanatics that trolled him.

Celebrity Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson took to Twitter over the holidays to send out a bunch of Christmas related jokes, but not everyone took well to the lighthearted jabs, some even thinking that they were an attack on the holiday and the Christian religion.

And while Tyson’s posts got quite a few fans and retweets, they seemed to cause a bit of a Twitter outrage among Christians and Conservatives who just don’t think it’s right to tell jokes about Christmas.

It all began innocently enough with this harmless quip that’s probably been told by thousands of comedians:

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