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Twit on Twitter - that's Jason Biggs

What does a celebrity say when he realises his ill-timed joke on Tweeter has offended many?

How about - "Oh! Oh! I'm in Biggsit."

It's coined after Jason Biggs of course.

After Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down on July 17, killing 298 passengers on board, Biggs posted jokes about the crash to his Twitter feed of 455,000 followers.

"Anyone wanna buy my Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles?" his first tweet read. He tried to salvage the situation with another bad line before trying a face saver.

Not his first run-in though.

The American pie star had previously tried a lame one with another Tweet about a deceased contestant on US show The Bachelorette, reported Glamour News.

Then there's comedian and TV host Bill Maher who posted a Tweet during the ongoing conflict in Gaza:

“Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who's trying to kill u - u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her.”

Women, fans and even fellow comedians slammed him.

And who can forget Gilbert Gottfried offensive tweets following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

Among his many insensitive Twitter jokes was this: "Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them."

Gilbert Gottfried posted a bad tweet during the 2011 tsunami in Japan

FINALLY AN APOLOGY

Sorry was the hardest word for Biggs, now appearing in Orange is the New Black.

He posted after being hounded: "Hey all you "too soon" assholes- it's a f**king joke. You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all".

"The idea that I wouldn't have any empathy 4 the victims or their families because I make a joke is absolutely ridiculous. U know that, right?," he added.

"Truly- you losers are literally trying to find s**t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere."

But he eventually caved in and realised he was in 'Biggsit'.

That's when he posted an apology.

Source: Glamour Magazine, The Glob and Mail, The Hollywood Reporter

 

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