Jason Biggs' Insensitive Joke About Malaysia Airlines Crossed the Line

Jason BiggsJason Biggs made a name for himself by shoving his junk into an apple pie, and the vulgarity has only continued from there. He often steps so far over the line of propriety that the line becomes a little speck on the horizon and we all have to pick our jaws up off the ground, collectively roll our eyes, and move on. This is one of those times.

The raunchy actor was under fire Thursday for his controversial tweets about the Malaysian Airlines airplane that was reportedly shot out of the sky near the Ukraine earlier in the day. The Orange Is the New Black star tweeted, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?"

Oh no he didn't! Don't forget that Malaysian Airlines still hasn't found Flight MH370, which disappeared in March.

To his credit, the 36-year-old actor immediately followed it up with, "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 the damage was already done and backlash was swift.

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At first Biggs defended himself and tweeted back to those criticizing him, "Hey all you 'too soon' assholes- it's a fucking joke. You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all. 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? Truly- you losers are literally trying to find shit to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere."

But by the end of the night, he seemed to have realized he had gone too far -- even for him. These were his last tweets of the evening.

Wow. Biggs isn't usually one to back down from defending his warped and sometimes insulting sense of humor. Maybe it's symbolic for how big a deal this is that even he is backing away from making a joke about it.

Do you think Jason Biggs' joke about the downed plane was offensive?


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nonmember avatar krystian

No they weren't.

People are just way over sensitive.

jpalm... jpalmer92

I didnt find it offensive. He didnt direct it toward.the plane crash he was talking about the airline

SoJaided SoJaided

People are overly sensitive

Jennifer Lynn Leible

I didn't find it offensive. He showed empathy in his first tweets. People need to get over all this PC nonsense!

nonmember avatar andie

While I wouldn't have done it, I didn't find it offensive. People really do look for things to get offended about these days.

tbruc... tbrucemom

Not offensive and my first thought after I heard it was a Malaysian Airlines plane that went down was "what is wrong with that airline?!"

nonmember avatar M Warner

I'm alarmed by comments here and elsewhere from those who don't find Biggs' painfully misguided, if not, incredibly stupid. I'm concerned about this country's steady erosion of key values for a vital society...compassion, empathy, respect, protection of The Innocents. Biggs became a father last February. There were three infants who perished.

Melissa Kelly

It's called having "Tact" and you just don't make jokes about things like this. You guys might not think it was a bad joke or insensitive but what about the families of the people that were in that plane? This kid is a class A Jerk and he's always making an a$$ out of himself with his stupid attempts at  jokes.

nonmember avatar guest

So yesterday you write an article about how we shouldn't focus on an offensive mistake made by an elected official, but today we should be outraged by something an actor said? His "tweet" was a poor attempt at humor, but he said nothing about the actual people on the plane and expressed sadness about their death. There are real things to get angry about-not something a stupid actor says.

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