In the tweets, Jones thanked "all the lovely comments" he received but explained that what he did was just, "an instinctive reaction to an unpleasant situation" adding that "it isn't about me". He then reiterated his point that the shooting was both a terrorist attack and homophobic attack on the LGBT people.
Thanks for all the lovely comments: but it really was just an instinctive reaction to an unpleasant situation, this isn't about me.— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) June 13, 2016
Orlando was both a terrorist attack and a homophobic attack on LGBT people - this really isn't hard. — Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) June 13, 2016He also asked his followers to "lay off" Brewer, saying that none of the abuse directed at her was in his name.
Viewers of the interview also took to Twitter with some people stating that Jones' storming off the show was "embarrassing" while others defended Jones.
And please lay off @JuliaHB1 - none of the abuse directed at her is in my name.— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) June 13, 2016
Just watched the #skypapers clip. @OwenJones84 was spot on. I'm just amazed he managed to stay on the sofa as long as he did. — Cath Elliott (@CathElliott) June 12, 2016
How can ppl say Owen Jones had a 'melt down'? Our community has just lost 50 people to a vile hate crime and no one is listening #skypapers — Eve Hartley (@eve_hartley) June 12, 2016The White House released a statement yesterday (June 12) saying: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims", while Barack Obama has paid tribute to the victims of the shooting, saying that "we know enough to say this was an act of terror and an act of hate." More stories: Barack Obama pays tribute to LGBT victims of Orlando gay club massacre Orlando gay club attack: death toll rises to 50 as gunman named as 29-year-old Omar Mateen