Following the shocking and tragic plane crash in Ukraine yesterday, Jason Biggs’ Malaysia Airlines Tweet became a national story in and of itself.
The actor jokingly asked if anyone wants to buy his Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles, then got all sorts of fired up when people look offense.
Not only did the 36-year-old make it clear he wasn’t sorry for joking about the Ukraine plane crash, he slammed Twitter users who took him to task for it.
He’s doing a complete 180 now though, taking the joke down and apologizing.
“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,” he writes.
“This is obviously a horrible tragedy, and everyone – including myself – is sad and angry.”
No doubt realizing how surprising and abrupt his reversal sounds, Biggs goes on:
“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.”
Jason added, “Sending positive thoughts to the victims and their families.”
Even though Biggs clearly meant no harm and his famous for his off-color Tweets (below), given that nearly 300 people died, this is likely for the best.