Jason Biggs who shot to fame with The American Pie tweeted, “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles.”
He then sent another tweet, “It’s saddest for the victims and their families, obviously.
But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a great airline. Gonna be tough to recover.”
Post these tweets, people began criticizing Jason Biggs for his remarks, but he defended himself by saying it was only a joke. The backlash came quickly with some saying the remark was too soon and the event too sensitive to joke about.
Then in the evening, Jason Biggs previous comments about the incident were deleted and he issued a four-tweet apology and wrote:
“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. 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.”
All said and done, we all make mistakes but to actually own up to it, takes a lot of courage. Way to go Biggs!!
Jason Biggs is taking heat for tweeting a joke about Malaysia Airlines shortly after flight MH17 crashed in the Ukraine with two hundred and ninety ...3.0