Jason Biggs is still apologizing for his joke about last week’s Malaysia Airlines tragedy, addressing the matter again while co-hosting The View Monday.
“There was one line, an old adage,” Biggs, 36, said on the program. “‘Never attribute to malice that which is explained by stupidity.’ I certainly meant no harm.”
“There was no malice, but I was stupid. It was poorly timed. I’ve always tried to find the humor in situations. It’s a knee-jerk reaction for me, it’s how I cope.”
Biggs Tweeted about the Malaysia Airlines crash last week, asking his followers “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles.”
The commercial flight which was shot down mid-flight over the Ukraine saw all 295 passengers aboard killed, and an international crisis mount.
While he was at first defiant in the face of criticism – “Hey all you ‘too soon’ a–holes – it’s a f–king joke,” he tweeted – Biggs apologized for the Tweet.
The 36-year-old actor offered a sincere mea culpa, noting that no one put him up to it, because “People were offended, and that was not my intent.”
“Sorry to those of you that were,” he added, saying that instead of his bad joke, he is “sending positive thoughts to the victims and their families.”
Biggs added to outgoing co-host Jenny McCarthy on Monday that he initially had no grasp of “the extent and magnitude of what had happened.”
“I have nothing but sympathy for the victims and their families,” he repeated, earnestly. “I’ve learned my lesson and would like to move on.”
Case closed. It probably won’t be the last controversial Tweet from Biggs, who has made a second career out of such incidents … but case closed.