Former American Pie and Orange is the New Black star Jason Biggs has spoken candidly about how his unhealthy alcohol use led to some horrible tweets.
After a public outcry, Biggs was fired from a recurring gig with Nickelodeon voicing Leonardo on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His offending tweets included jokes about the Malaysian Airlines disappearance, Paul Ryan’s wife, and a slew of edgy jokes that were labeled perverted and racist.
“It really traumatized me,” said Biggs, speaking with Dax Shepard on The Armchair Expert podcast.
— TV on UPROXX (@UPROXXTV) December 16, 2018
— Armchair Expert Podcast (@ArmchairExpPod) December 13, 2018
Biggs has expressed remorse for his inappropriate statements, candidly discussing his struggle with alcohol abuse and how it influenced his behavior.
On a positive note, he’s now one year sober and feeling much healthier.
Jenny Mollen is “so psyched” for her husband, Jason Biggs, who is one year sober.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) November 21, 2018
Biggs’s latest comments reflect the intense scrutiny directed at public figures, both past and present, for inappropriate remarks on social media.
Though it’s tempting to shame Biggs for his past mistakes, it’s commendable that he’s accepted responsibility and taken the steps to get help and improve his mental health.
Apparently, Jason’s struggle with alcohol was no laughing matter.
This was Jason Biggs before going sober.
In this photo, taken by his wife – Jenny Mollen – the actor can be seen crawling around, totally in the buff during his substance-using days.
She cptioned it: '#tbt to jadon before he was sober.' pic.twitter.com/Wa0j801Lxe
— YOUGETMOUTH.COM (@yougetmouth) October 20, 2018
These days, Jason’s tweets are mostly links to his Instagram account.
— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) October 3, 2018
It’s more corporate-friendly. Maybe he got a social media manager?
Friends! @jennyandteets and I host an all-new relationship comedy game show on @lifetimetv, #MyPartnerKnowsBest. We put couples thru a series of challenges to see how well they actually know each other. Tune in April 25th @ 10/9c to see if you really know your partner best. pic.twitter.com/gqdYOC3q25
— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) April 11, 2018
Despite all the controversy, people still love Jason Biggs.
— Cyn (@Cyndi23) December 16, 2018
— turtleneck disdain drake (@samclason) December 16, 2018
— dax shepard (@daxshepard) December 13, 2018
I wish TV were like the early 90s so that when this is all over ever network would have its own made for TV movie about Michael Cohen. ABC would get like Jason Biggs to play Cohen.
— Alvin Tostig's Son (Levon is a Christmas song) (@AlvinTostigsSon) December 12, 2018
Some were reminded of the Kevin Hart Oscars hosting scandal.
If they fired Jason Biggs over tweets, they'll do the same to Hart. At least, they better…
— Taylor Ledbetter (@tlrledbetter) December 7, 2018
But to most, Jason Biggs will always be that guy from American Pie, forever frozen in time.
— Tony Rose (@tonyroseshow) December 2, 2018
South Carolina fans jam out to the same song Jason Biggs stripped and prematurely ejaculated to in American Pie and they love it. pic.twitter.com/OoWI1QuD5D
— Courtney (@VolsMama1976) October 26, 2018
Best of luck to Jason Biggs in his ongoing recovery!
Let’s hope he keeps things chill on Twitter following his ill-fated days of shock humor.