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Did Steak-umms Tell Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter to 'Log Off Bro'?

The frozen steaks brand had some beef with the astrophysicist.

Published Apr 14, 2021

Trondheim 20.06.2017 : The science festival Starmus IV at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Stephen Hawking Science Medal Ceremony. Jean-Michel Jarre and Neil deGrasse Tyson receive the Stephen Hawking Science Medal. Photo: Thor Nielsen / NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology/Wikimedia Commons)
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Claim:
In April 2021, the frozen steaks company, Steak-umms, disagreed with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter, and tweeted “Log off bro,” after he posted his views on scientific truth.

What happens when a frozen steak company starts a Twitter battle with an astrophysicist? Major beef.

In April 2021, Steak-umms was apparently angered by a tweet sent by famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and decided to pick a fight.

The fight resulted in a major viral moment for the company. In response to a tweet where Tyson said, “The good thing about Science is that it’s true, whether or not you believe in it,” the company tweeted, “Log off bro.”

They added a further clarification about why they disagreed:

Tyson tweeted a response on April 14 with an article he wrote, expanding on his comments about scientific truth. He added, “A four-minute read. I'm sure your followers can stop eating their Philly cheesesteak for that long.”

But the company was undeterred. They responded:

Steak-umms then added an “obligatory thread,” stating they were “a brand selling products (https://steakumm.com check it out) so everything we do is based in self interest to grow our business.” They also tweeted about the importance of science communicators:

Given that these interactions took place on their verified Twitter accounts, we rate this claim as “True.”

Nur Nasreen Ibrahim is a reporter with experience working in television, international news coverage, fact checking, and creative writing.

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