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Tyler Seguin takes break from Twitter, Stars release statement on controversial tweet

Posted By DJ Bean On July 7, 2013 @ 3:32 pm In General | 74 Comments

After sending out an insensitive tweet Saturday night, former Bruins forward Tyler Seguin [1] tweeted Sunday that he is “shutting down” his account “for a while.”

Seguin, who was traded to the Stars Thursday, tweeted the following on Saturday:

The tweet was loosely quoting the movie “Full Metal Jacket,” but it was the second time he tweeted something homophobic in recent memory, as he said “no homo” in a tweet in which he said a song gave him goosebumps in April. He followed Saturday’s tweet by saying that his account was hacked and then decided to take a break from Twitter.

Of course, he did not actually shut down the account and it is still active, so he or his friends could still slip up for a third time. The Stars PR department will stay tuned.

The Stars released the following statement in wake of the tweet:

‘€œIn no way, shape or form does the Dallas Stars organization condone or agree with the message that was sent out through Tyler Seguin’€™s Twitter feed last night. We’€™ve addressed the issue directly with Tyler and we’€™ll continue to work on educating our players regarding the importance of their conduct on all forms of social media.’€

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