Chastain tweeted why she felt providing affordable birth control is so important. Her tweets were liked and retweeted by many who agreed with her thoughts on the matter. However, other people were seeing the tweet as well.
While Garza was busy criticizing Jessica Chastain, he probably forgot that people can criticize him too. And that's exactly what people did. After he sent out his tweet proclaiming that women should just abstain from sex if they don't want kids, the responses came fast and furious.
...Or maybe not. One user found these old tweets from Garza, where he says things like, "childish is having your wife speak for you! He also says, "keep your woman out of it...Mans game." So women shouldn't talk about baseball, but he can talk about a woman's sex life as much as he wants.
Many women pointed out that birth control isn't just used for birth control. Some women use it to treat other issues, such as endometriosis and heavy periods. Abstain all you want, but that won't make these health issues go away.
Many people were quick to point out Garza's own issue with birth control, or lack thereof. When he was 18 and still in high school, Garza got his girlfriend pregnant. The two are now married with six kids.
And then some people took to roasting Garza's personal appearance. Which, of course, really has nothing to do with the issue at all. But if he didn't want the backlash, he should have abstained from tweeting.
One observant tweeter took notice of Garza's hashtag. In his rush to get his message out, Garza ended his Tweet with "#juatsaying." But if he had abstained from tweeting, he wouldn't need to use spellcheck.
You know you've been called out when Kermit starts sipping tea. Kermit, of course, would never tell Miss Piggy what to do with her body. (And we're still not exactly sure what happens when pigs and frogs try to procreate.)
In Garza's defense, this was the off season. But on the other hand, he didn't have a particularly good season in 2016. Perhaps focusing on his winter workout schedule would have been better than getting roasted on Twitter.
And plenty of folks on Twitter pointed out that married women can use birth control too. There are actually women who are married who want to have sex without getting pregnant. What a strange piece of new information!
After the backlash, Matt Garza opted not to delete his account. But he did take a six-week hiatus, and hasn't posted about abstinence since. Maybe he's taking the advice to focus on his pitching after all?