Jason Biggs Offended A Lot Of People By Tweeting A Joke About Malaysia Airlines

Not the best timing, let’s put it that way.

Yesterday a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people was shot down over Ukraine.


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Which led to this poorly timed joke by American Pie actor Jason Biggs on Twitter shortly after the news broke.

Twitter: @JasonBiggs

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So Twitter, of course, immediately exploded with outrage.

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Mainly because of the timing of it.

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Too soon. Those two incidents is not the airlines fault. RT @JasonBiggs: Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?

— Camie Juan (@camiejuan1)
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While others were simply disgusted by the content.

Messed up and callous "humor" RT "@JasonBiggs: Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?"

— J. Chlebus (@J_Chlebus)
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WTF is wrong with you?! RT @JasonBiggs Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?

— M i c h e l l e (@heymeeshi)
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Not funny... RT @JasonBiggs: Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?

— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams)
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It's fitting that Jason Biggs' character on OITNB is a douche.

— Craigé (@CraigR3521)
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Although some took it more lightly.

@JasonBiggs I'll buy your frequent flyer miles.

— Darshaun McAway © (@DarshaunMcAway)
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@JasonBiggs fuck it, that was funny.

— Alex Kwarta (@akwarta)
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@JasonBiggs Great job getting some publicity for yourself!!! You rock! ❤️

— Alison (@AliPream)
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But nevertheless Biggs was in turn enraged with the abuse he received for his joke and vented:

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.

Via Twitter: @JasonBiggs

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Although after some thought the actor decided to delete the whole string of tweets and put up this 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.

— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs)
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2). This is obviously a horrible tragedy, and everyone-including myself- is sad and angry about it. Sending positive thoughts to the

— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs)
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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

— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs)
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4). as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize.

— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs)
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The Malaysian Airlines incident is a developing story. Check back for updates and follow @BuzzFeedNews on Twitter.

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Kimberley Dadds is the UK celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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