Jason Biggs Made a Very Insenstive Joke About Malaysia Airlines CrashPublished on July 18, 2014. Updated October 15, 2014
Jason Biggs is a witty dude. He’s also not a fan of political correctness. Yesterday, he said what probably most of us were thinking, but subsequently thought better of actually stating. What did Jason say?
Well. He didn’t actually say it. He tweeted it. And the tweet went like this:
Anyone wanna buy Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?
Was it inappropriate? Eh. It was a little insensitive. There’s not likely a Jason Biggs Twitter follower who had a family member on the tragic flight, but it’s definitely toeing the line. To many of Jason’s Twitter followers, it was over the line, and most responded with “too soon” references.
Jason fired back in defense of his position. He thought it was funny. Others thought it was funny. In some strange way it is humorous, but not ha-ha funny… it’s ironic. And unfortunately, this irony is steeped in sadness–definitive tragedy.
Jason suggested it’s OK to laugh when you’re sad, but these kinds of tragedies are tougher to deal with. Laughing at a funeral remembering something funny, is not like imagining your loved one shot from the sky in total terror as a fire ball engulfed their method of travel.
This does beg the question: What in the hell is going on with Malaysia Airlines? Is this a constant or a random variable? It seems very mysterious. And in fairness, that’s why Jason said what he said. He even followed up with:
In all seriousness, tho- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh.
Considering the issue, it’s hard not to dig into the “Why a Malaysia Airlines jet?” Just coincidence? With all the jets that fly the same route? Some rebels fired a ground to air missile strike on a commercial passenger jet, not knowing which one it would be? That wouldn’t make any sense at all. Not from any kind of militaristic rebellion. Those actions are pointed. And it could shed light on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight. Or… it could be a bunch of idiots firing rockets from the ground.