Thursday, May 23, 2013
The head honchos at Nickelodeon probably want to crawl back into their shells right about now with all of the controversy surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' star Jason Biggs. The kid network has been promoting the Twitter account of Biggs, best known for his raunchy role in the American Pie franchise, for his voice-over role in the updated TMNT. Trouble is Biggs has been posting some very adult-oriented Tweets on his account. Just last week, he Tweeted, "I bet there’s footage somewhere of Paul Ryan j***ing off to a close-up photo of his widow’s peak. #RNC.” He later added, "I’d totes dip a pinky or two in Paul Ryan’s wife’s bleached a**hole (she obvs bleaches her a**hole.) #RNC." When he was called on his offensive Tweets, the actor responded with, "To everyone freaking out about my tweets: you know I put my (blank) in a pie, right?” While Biggs' statement shouldn't come as much as a surprise to the actor's fanbase, it's pretty safe to say the children who started following him on Twitter via Nick's recommendation likely got an eyeful. Although he has since deleted many of the Tweets about the Republican party candidates for the president/vice president ticket, he continues to be, well, himself. And it ain't sitting well with parents, who are already clamoring at the bit for Biggs' head on a platter. Users are threatening to boycott major advertisers such as Kraft Foods, Kellogg's and General Mills if they continue to advertise on Nick. So far, no comment from Nick on this public relations nightmare.