Promoting Jason Biggs' Twitter Was 'A Mistake,' Nickelodeon Says.
Biggs' (http://twitter.com) Twitter account was being promoted by the network after he was cast in the reboot of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" as Leonardo, the leader of the Turtles.
Nickelodeon gave a statement to (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/09/04/Nickelodeon-doubles-down-Jason-Biggs-bleached-asshole) Breitbart.com , whose managing editor Alexander Marlow had complained to the network:
"The offensive comments made by Jason Biggs last week on his personal Twitter account do not reflect our company's views or values, and we condemn them. Nickelodeon does not support or condone the use of graphic or vulgar language on any of our platforms.
"It was our mistake to link from our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Twitter feed to Jason's personal Twitter account, and we quickly corrected our error. We also insisted Jason use better judgment and discretion in public communications while affiliated with our brand."
The vulgar tweets made by Biggs may have been swiftly deleted, but screenshots of them were taken before they could be erased from the Internet.
His misogynistic posts referred to Janna, Paul Ryan's wife, being involved in a lewd sexual act.
He wrote, "I'd totes dip a pinky or two in Paul Ryan's bleached a**hole (she obvs bleaches her a**hole). #RNS --," (http://twitchy.com/) Twitchy revealed.
Check out (http://newsbusters.org/blogs/lauren-thompson/2012/09/04/wife-jason-biggs-jokes-about-child-rape-defends-husband-s-misogynis) New Busters to view the rest of the vulgar, highly NSFW, tweets posted by Biggs and his wife.
After hearing about the actor's tweets, many people said they would boycott products sponsored by Nickelodeon like General Mills, Kellogg's and Kraft Foods if they would not stop advertising, (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/09/05/nickelodeon-calls-promotion-jason-biggs-twitter-account-mistake-following-lewd/) Fox News reported.
Biggs has not as yet lost his job on the reboot of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
He's best known for playing Jim Levenstein in the "American Pie" movies.
The actor has yet to tweet since his inappropriate comments regarding Janna Ryan were posted, nor has he personally issued a public apology.
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|Publication:||International Business Times - US ed.|
|Date:||Sep 5, 2012|
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