Actor Jason Biggs (American Pie, Orange is the New Black) has a history of controversial tweets, including a series of sexually explicit comments directed at Republican politicians and their wives during the 2012 election. This time, Jason fired up the Twitterverse by posting a joke not long after the news broke about the most recent Malaysian Airlines crash. Biggs tweeted, “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flyer miles?” The joke was lame and the timing was bad and people let Jason know it right away.
Did Biggs take it like a man and move on? No. Jason’s first reaction was to unleash a tirade of tweets and wrote, “Hey all you ‘too soon’ a–holes – it’s a f–king joke. You don’t have to think it’s funny, or even be on my twitter page at all. Truly – you losers are literally trying to find s–t to angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere. The idea that I wouldn’t have any empathy 4 the victims or their families because I make a joke is absolutely ridiculous. U know that, right?”
By Thursday night Biggs had taken the tirade down and replaced it with a four-tweet apology:
1) Hey all – ok, so – I am deleting my previous tweets. People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were.
2) This is obviously a horrible tragedy, and everyone – including myself – is sad and angry about it. Sending positive thoughts to the
3) victims and their families. P.S. No one is making me send these tweets – I simply understand that my comments might have come off
4) as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize.