Updated: Friday, 18 July 2014 07:00 | By Bang

Jason Biggs defends 'joke' about tragedy

Jason Biggs has sparked controversy for making a 'joke' about the Malaysian Airlines tragedy on Twitter today (17.07.14).


Jason Biggs has sparked controversy for making a 'joke' about the Malaysian Airlines tragedy on Twitter today (© 17.07.14)

Jason Biggs has sparked controversy for making a 'joke' about the Malaysian Airlines tragedy on Twitter today (17.07.14).

Jason Biggs has sparked controversy for making a ''joke'' about the Malaysian Airlines tragedy.

The 'Orange Is The New Black' actor was criticised by dozens of his followers on Twitter after he tweeted, ''Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?'' shortly after news broke that a commercial plane carrying 295 passengers, including 10 British citizens and 23 Americans, was shot down by a missile over the Ukraine today (17.07.14).

The former 'American Pie' actor also quickly added: ''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 (sic).''

After his comments were blasted by many of his followers, the 36-year-old actor insisted he didn't mean to offend anyone.

He wrote: ''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 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 (sic).''

He later added: ''I hope I can laugh during my family tragedy 2 (sic)!''

This isn't the first time the actor has caused controversy online.

He was previously criticised for the posting the following tweet after 'The Bachelorette' contestant Eric Hill died in an accident earlier this year: ''Crazy rule change--instead of voting off the contestants, this season #TheBachelorette gets to kill them off.''

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