Jason Biggs is known for making pretty rude and off-the-wall remarks on his social media accounts, but it looks like this time around, the Hollywood actor might have gone a little too far with his Twitter “humor.”
On Thursday, the Orange Is the New Black actor managed to cause outrage among his fans and followers -- and the world -- with a few tweets that I’m sure he’ll regret for a very long time. Luckily for him though, he’s doing some pretty heavy damage control to helpfully save his reputation and career.
Biggs managed to piss off the Internet when he made a pretty ill-timed joke following the news of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash that killed 295 people after it exploded in the air near the Ukrainian and Russian border. Rather than express his heartfelt sorrow for the victims and their families, Biggs quipped:
Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles. It’s saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover.
I know, gross, right? Biggs probably didn’t realize that it’s not 1999 anymore and he’s not fondling an apple pie on the big screen like a desperate 20-something-year-old for a paycheck. He did though manage to save face by issuing this apology:
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. 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.
I’ll give him credit where credit is due because this apology does sound sincere and hopefully it wasn’t edited by an angry publicist standing over his shoulder. We’ll forgive Jason Biggs and his pretty awful joke, but let’s hope he doesn’t make this mistake again. I mean, he’s a 36-year-old man in the public spotlight who should know better.
Do you think Jason Biggs is being sincere in his apology?
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