Nickelodeon Voiceover Actor Uses RNC to ‘Sum Up’ Christianity
Warning: This story contains language not suitable for all ages.
(CNSNews.com) – Actor and children’s television network voiceover artist Jason Biggs has come under recent scrutiny from conservatives for tweets in which he compared Christianity to Clint Eastwood speaking to an empty chair at the RNC.
Biggs wrote in a tweet dated Aug. 30, "Clint Eastwood talking to a non-responsive stool [sort of] sums up Christianity in a nutshell, huh Republicans?"
But he didn’t stop there.
Biggs tweeted sexual references about Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, and Paul Ryan’s wife, Janna. Biggs also made a sexual reference about Paul Ryan.
In a tweet addressing those who were questioning the content of his personal account, Biggs wrote in a tweet dated Aug. 31, “To everyone freaking out about my tweets: you know [I] put my d*ck in a pie, right”?
Biggs is best known for his role in “American Pie” but is also a voiceover artist for the character, Leonardo in the remake animation of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which airs on Nickelodeon.
The children’s television network promoted Biggs’ personal Twitter account, @jasonbiggs, from its official Twitter account, @NickelodeonTV and from the official account promoting its remake of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” @TMNTMaster.
Conservative media outlet, Breitbart was the first to contact Nickelodeon directly for its position regarding Biggs’ network affiliation and his controversial statements.
Alexander Marlow, managing editor for Breitbart, said in a Sept. 3 email to Arianna Urbont, West Coast vice president of Nickelodeon, “As of now, Nickelodeon has not made a public statement against the actions of Mr. Biggs. I would like to offer you the opportunity to get on the record regarding these tweets. If not, the public can safely assume that you are standing by Mr. Biggs.”
In response to Marlow’s email, Nickelodeon issued this statement on Sept. 4, “The offensive comments made by Jason Biggs last week on his personal twitter account do not reflect our company’s views or values, and we condemn them. Nickelodeon does not support or condone the use of graphic or vulgar language on any of our platforms.
“It was our mistake to link from our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles twitter feed to Jason’s personal twitter account, and we quickly corrected our error. We also insisted Jason use better judgment and discretion in public communications while affiliated with our brand.”
Twitchy.com, a social media aggregation website, caught a screenshot of Biggs’ tweets before he deleted them. Twitchy founder and conservative columnist Michelle Malkin has joined Breitbart as one of the most outspoken critics of Biggs’s tweets.
“Like disgusted parents across the country, I put my foot down and am standing up for decency: No more Nick,” said Malkin, the mother of a 12-year-old and an 8-year-old.