After backlash for a tweeted joke about the tragic crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane on July 17, Jason Biggs is offering an apology.
The plane was carrying 295 passengers to Kuala Lampur when it crashed in Ukraine. After news of the accident broke, Biggs tweeted, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?" incurring an onslaught of criticism.
After initially defending his actions, Biggs has since changed his tune, tweeting:
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) July 17, 2014
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) July 17, 2014
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) July 17, 2014
4). as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize.— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) July 17, 2014
Biggs, known for being outspoken on social media, faced a similar situation when he joked about dead Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill in May.
"Crazy rule change- instead of voting off the contestants, this season #TheBachelorette gets to kill them off," he tweeted during the hit ABC show's season premiere.