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

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

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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.

So Twitter, of course, immediately exploded with outrage.

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Mainly because of the timing of it.

Way too soon for a joke like this; families don't even know yet RT @JasonBiggs: Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?

Neale Clunie@AbeFroman

Way too soon for a joke like this; families don't even know yet RT @JasonBiggs: Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?

5:45 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Good comedians understand timing, the others, not so much.... RT @JasonBiggs Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?

Chesya Burke@ChesyaBurke

Good comedians understand timing, the others, not so much.... RT @JasonBiggs Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?

5:55 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Camie Juan @camiejuan1

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

5:57 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

5:50 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

WTF is wrong with you?! RT @JasonBiggs Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?

5:59 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Not funny... RT @JasonBiggs: Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?

Tim Williams@realtimwilliams

Not funny... RT @JasonBiggs: Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?

6:09 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's fitting that Jason Biggs' character on OITNB is a douche.

Craigé@CraigR3521

It's fitting that Jason Biggs' character on OITNB is a douche.

2:38 PM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Although some took it more lightly.

@JasonBiggs I'll buy your frequent flyer miles.

@JasonBiggs fuck it, that was funny.

@JasonBiggs Great job getting some publicity for yourself!!! You rock! ❤️

Alison@AliPream

@JasonBiggs Great job getting some publicity for yourself!!! You rock! ❤️

2:41 PM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

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

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.

12:12 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

12:12 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

12:13 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4). as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize.

Jason Biggs@JasonBiggs

4). as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize.

12:13 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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