Jason Biggs, the actor best-known for his role in the “American Pie” movies, tweeted a number of vulgar and sexually explicit messages amid the Republican National Convention last week.
He joked about sexually violating Paul Ryan’s wife, Paul Ryan’s sex life, and the state of Ann Romney’s private areas. To top it off, he insulted Christianity and told those who were offended: “To everyone freaking out about my tweets: you know i put my di** in a pie, right?”
Read all the tweets, here.
But the story doesn’t end there. Biggs is playing the voice of Leo in Nickelodeon’s new “Teenage Ninja Mutant Ninja Turtles” series, and Nickelodeon has been promoting the man’s Twitter account.
Conservative sites like Twitchy launched a ceaseless campaign against the decision, pointing out that children are one click away from reading such profanity.
According to Fox News, users even reached out to Nickelodeon sponsors like General Mills, Kellogs and Kraft Foods and threatened to boycott their products if they did not stop advertising on the network.
Now, Nickelodeon has issued an apology, but Biggs will retain his position in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake.
“The offensive comments made by Jason Biggs last week on his personal twitter account do not reflect our company’s views or values, and we condemn them. Nickelodeon does not support or condone the use of graphic or vulgar language on any of our platforms.
“It was our mistake to link from our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles twitter feed to Jason’s personal twitter account, and we quickly corrected our error. We also insisted Jason use better judgment and discretion in public communications while affiliated with our brand.”
Some tweeters are saying the apology was insufficient and the man should have been fired, while others are satisfied.
What do you think?