Look, dude. You can’t play a hideously unlikeable character on pop culture’s currently most beloved TV series, and be a dick on Twitter. You gotta work against your character’s narrative, man. Now, Jason Biggs has gotten himself into hot water over ill-thought-out tweets before, but this time, he cracked a joke at the expense of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 victims, and most of the Twitterverse seemed to share a collective sentiment: too fucking soon, bro.
The offending tweets have since been deleted, but Biggs’ first joke was, “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles?”
Then, in response to his shamey dissenters, he committed the further faux pas of being a defensive asshole instead of just letting it lie:
“Hey all you ‘too soon’ a—–s- it’s a f—–g 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 s–t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere.”
Finally, he backpedaled, deleted those tweets, and posted the following multi-tweet 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. 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.”
We could make millions hosting a self-help seminar (which would obviously later be optioned for a reality series) called “I’m a Celebrity: I Can’t Vent on the Internet.” Don’t do it, Famouses. Just don’t. Cooler heads will always prevail, and by then, you’ll feel like a tool and have a massive media backlash. You’re not a regular person. You can’t call people cunts on the internet and keep your jobs. Get with it.
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