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

(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."

Jason Biggs is in hot water over a tweet, again.
Jason Biggs is in hot water over a tweet, again.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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