Jason Biggs, star of the past "American Pie" movie franchise, has issued a series of apologies on Twitter after firing off a joke about Thursday's Malaysia Airlines flight crash and for his efforts to defend to the original Tweet.
Biggs now stars in the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black."
According to the Huffington Post
, Biggs posted a now-deleted tweet after the crash that read: "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?"
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The crash marked the second tragedy for a Malaysian Airlines this year.
Another of its flights disappeared over the Indian Ocean in March and there has been no sign of the aircraft after more than a month of searching.
Biggs followed the first tweet with another: "In all seriousness, tho- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh."
The actor added a sarcastic third tweet on the subject, according to the Huffington Post, which read: "It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover."
that the actor received major backlash on Twitter, with followers calling his tweets insensitive, especially so soon after the tragedy. The intensity of the backlash continued when Biggs tried to defend the comments, saying in one Twitter post that said: "Hey, all you 'too soon' a******* - it's a f****** joke. You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all."
In an apparent effort to de-escalate the situation, Biggs offered a four-post apology on Twitter.
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