Despite public outcry over Jason Biggs’ disgusting, sexually degrading tweets about Paul Ryan, Janna Ryan and Ann Romney, he wasn’t given the boot from his “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” voice-over gig. Nickelodeon simply “insisted Jason use better judgment and discretion in public communications while affiliated with our brand.”
Easy enough, right? All he had to do was delete a few tweets and keep his Twitter stream free of “graphic or vulgar language.” But Pig Biggs couldn’t hack it.
In addition to joking about joining in an “ambien sex fest,” he tweeted about cheating on his wife (for the lulz) and retweeted a dig at Paris Hilton and her “ejaculant soaked tanktop.”
— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) September 21, 2012
And on Sunday he tweeted about being “horny.” Hardly shocking, but not exactly kid-friendly fare.
Is this the “better judgment and discretion” Nickelodeon was hoping for? Or does Biggs just think public pressure has subsided enough that he can get away with working blue on his Twitter feed?
Biggs is ostensibly an adult. And — gasp! — adults have been known to make a snicker-worthy dirty joke or two. That’s not the issue here.
As an adult, Biggs opted to work for a children’s entertainment channel rather than flip burgers at Wendy’s. No one forced the Nickelodeon gig on him — his pathetic, flagging career put him in that position. And just a week prior to the Sept. 29 premiere of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” he refuses to keep his Twitter stream clean enough for the “Dora the Explorer” crowd.
Your move, Nickelodeon.