Jason Biggs Apologizes for Malaysia Air Jokes
Ends up deleting controversial tweets
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2014 8:48 AM CDT
Jason Biggs is in hot water over a tweet, again.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Jason Biggs apparently hasn't yet taken What Not to Tweet 101. Yesterday the Orange Is the New Black and American Pie star tweeted, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?" He followed that up with a slightly less controversial tweet ("In all seriousness, tho- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh. It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover."), but critics were quick to pile on nonetheless. All this according to Us and many other outlets—the tweets in question have since been deleted. As Jezebel notes, Biggs' Twitter feed has featured quite a few similarly controversial jokes in the past, on subjects ranging from pedophilia in the Catholic Church to a dead Bachelor contestant.

This time around, Biggs didn't initially seem to feel too remorseful, reportedly tweeting, "Hey all you ‘too soon’ a--holes- it's a f---ing joke. You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all. The idea that I wouldnt have any empathy 4 the victims or their families because I make a joke is absolutely ridiculous. U know that, right? Truly- you losers are literally trying to find s--- to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere. ... I hope I can laugh during my family tragedy 2!" Now, however, all of those tweets have been deleted and a more sincere-sounding apology appears on his Twitter page: "People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were. This is obviously a horrible tragedy, and everyone-including myself- is sad and angry about it. Sending positive thoughts to the victims and their families. P.S. No one is making me send these tweets- I simply understand that my comments might have come off as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize."

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iobamaislost
Jul 26, 2014 6:39 AM CDT
Never has been funny. Should be hired as a side kick on Bill Maher.
Ezekiel 25:17
Jul 20, 2014 5:10 PM CDT
Sadly representative of the "ME" generation he represents. The Veruca Salt (I want it now) generation of today. Sadly we have to put up with these archetypes where I now work. One of them crashed and burned last week when she really messed up an assignment. She started finding other people to blame when it was really totally on her. One of our seasoned pros looked at her and said, "STFU". She broke into a balling tissy and went home. I'm sure she ran home to mommy and daddy. She came back the next week bitter at everybody. We are just now waiting for her to time out her contract. My employer is bringing in two of these "ME" types in for every 1 seasoned pro who retires. Thankfully with today's situation, you can retire out a guy or woman making $80,000 and hire two college grads for $30k each. Now you must know when I am working in the area she works, I'm perfectly nice to her although she does her best to toss abuse toward me. Grandmother taught he how to deal with difficult women. I will not let her drag me to her level.
Crazy Horse
Jul 20, 2014 3:27 PM CDT
He's an actor. Why does anyone care what he thinks or says?