N.Y. Yankees Ripped After Tweeting About ‘Gun Violence,’ ‘Latinx People’

The New York Yankees organization was taken to task on social media following a series of tweets that had nothing to do with Major League Baseball.

According to Townhall.com, on Thursday evening the social media accounts of the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays moved on from coverage of their game and instead tweeted “facts about the impacts of gun violence” after the horrific murders of fourth-grade students at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where a lone 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 19 children and two adults.

In addition, the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., was also cited.


At least nine such facts were tweeted out, along with citations to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and various studies and surveys. The one gaining particular attention, though, took the virtue signaling a step further.

“Each year, more than 4,100 Latinx people die from gun violence in the U.S. and 13,300 are shot and wounded,” the Yankees organization tweeted.

The “Latinx” reference is what really generated the pushback.

In a quoted retweet, one user offered that Everytown for Gun Safety wrote the tweet’s text.

“People discuss the word ‘Latinx,’ a gender-neutral term that is sometimes used in place of Latino/Latina, after the New York Yankees used it in a Tweet about gun violence,” Twitter explained after the term trended.


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