Jason biggs tweet malaysia airlines joke

Too Soon : Jason Biggs
Called Out After
Making an Offensive
Joke About Malaysia
Airlines Tragedy

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Jason Biggs wasted no time making an inappropriate joke about the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 carrying 295 people being shot down earlier today, July 17.

The Orange Is the New Black actor tweeted just nine words and ignited a controversy—and is now defending his tasteless joke.

“Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?” he tweeted earlier today, shortly after it was revealed the jet crashed and was possibly shot down—just months after a plane belonging to the same airline mysteriously vanished.

“In all seriousness, though-HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh,” he tweeted shortly after. “It’s saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover.”

After he was called out for his crude joke, he quickly defended his words in the name of humor.

“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,” he wrote.

“The idea that I wouldn’t have any empathy [for] the victims or their families because I made a joke is absolutely ridiculous. [You] know that, right? Truly – you losers are literally trying to find s--t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere.”

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He went on to retweet several fans who voiced opinions supporting the joke.

This isn’t the first time Jason has landed in hot water over controversial tweets.

Last month, he made headlines for being insensitive about the death of Eric Hill, a contestant on The Bachelorette who was killed in a paragliding accident shortly after filming the reality competition.

“Crazy rule change – instead of voting off contestants, this season #TheBachelorette gets to kill them off,” he tweeted.

He stood by those controversial comments, similarly retweeting his supporters.