As much of the world looked on in horror at the tragic crash of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane on Thursday, July 17, Jason Biggs decided to make light of the situation on Twitter.
“Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?” the Orange Is the New Black actor, 36, tweeted, quickly following it up with, “In all seriousness, tho- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh. It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover.”
The American Pie star was quickly met with backlash from those mourning the loss of the 298 passengers on board, none of whom survived the crash after a missile hit the plane in the Ukraine.
“Hey all you ‘too soon’ a–holes- it's a f–king joke. You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all,” the first-time father wrote. “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 shit to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere.”
Biggs went on to point out that he chose to deal with the tragedy through humor, saying “I hope I can laugh during my family tragedy 2!”
This isn’t the first time the actor’s Twitter has caused controversy. A longtime viewer of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Biggs has become known for his live tweets. After this season’s Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill died in an accident, Biggs tweeted, “Crazy rule change—instead of voting off the contestants, this season #TheBachelorette gets to kill them off."
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