Published: Jul 23, 2012 2:17 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 23, 2012 2:32 PM EDT

Not 24 hours after the Aurora, Colo. shooting that claimed the lives of 12 and left countless others injured, Playboy model, Tricia Evans, made a joke about the incident on Twitter.

"I heard the new Batman movie is really 'to die for'! Too soon?" she Tweeted.

Evans has been facing a barrage of outraged tweets from critics. One, in particular, from DJ, Deadmau5 is causing quite a stir.

He responded, "good to know. @Hollywood Tricia i seriously had no idea how big a piece of [explicit] you are. unfollowed."

Evans, who describes herself as a "controversial tweeter," in her bio, quickly attempted to defend her joke by referring to it as just an opinion, but Deadmau5 wouldn't accept Evan's excuse.

Tricia said "@deadmau5 Listen, apparently I have a different opinion than u. That doesn't make me a piece of shit."

To which he responded, "@HollywoodTricia so your opinion of the tragedy in Colorado is... "humor"? not sure how that's convoluted into an opinion."

According to the Huffington Post, since her heated interaction with the producer, Evans has tweeted a slew of messages regarding her joke about the Colorado shooting. She also retweeted some of the more vitriolic messages she received, which included death threats.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Deadmau5 boasts nearly 1.3 million followers on the micro-blogging site, while Evans has around 3,000.

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Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/deadmau5-tricia-evans-colorado-shooting-joke_n_1694500.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/madonna-deadmau5-molly-ultra-music-festival-twitter-304543