Jason Biggs was guest co-host on "The View" on Monday where he was given opportunity at the beginning of the daytime talk show to apologize about his tweet about Malaysia Flight 17. Whoopi Goldberg, moderator of "The View," usually begins the show with hot topics. Since Biggs was co-hosting, she found it appropriate for him to do damage control.
It was noticeable that the "Orange Is the New Black" star never mentioned what was said in the tweet. Goldberg stated that was not an oversight that he didn't state the remark he made because the focus was intended to be on his apology and not on the tweet. For those who don't know, when Biggs initially heard about the Malaysia Flight 17 tragedy he tweeted, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?" Many thought the tweet was tasteless and insensitive.
Biggs seemed sincere when he admitted, "There was no malice behind it, but I was stupid. It was offensive, it was poorly timed. I didn't think and I wasn't aware of what was sort of happening and transpiring and the extent to just how horrible this tragedy is."
Us magazine reported that Biggs said it was a joke. As soon as Biggs' tweet went out, the negative comments began, and they haven't stopped yet. Biggs has been apologizing since the negative comments came pouring in about what he said. He took to his Twitter late Thursday evening to apologize for his insensitive remarks, and said he planned to delete his tweet because people were offended, and that was not his intent. He followed up by sending positive thoughts to the victims and their families.
On "The View," Biggs added to outgoing co-host Jenny McCarthy that he initially had no grasp of the extent and magnitude of what had happened after joking about the tragedy. He concluded by saying, "I have nothing but sympathy for the victims and their families. I've learned my lesson and would like to move on."
While Biggs has apologized and intends to move on, unfortunately the families of the victims can't move on because the bodies of their relatives haven't been released to them yet.