This just in, someone famous said something incredibly stupid, causing an uproar from people who disagree, leading them to grab their torches and pitchforks and call for his head, or at least his job.
For those of you who don’t know by now, all 5 of you, Jason Biggs took to Twitter during the Republican National Convention and posted some off color tweets about the candidates and their wives and even Clint Eastwood. (Since this is a family blog I’ll refrain from posting them. Then again, you could probably hit Google for the particulars of the bile.) Since then parents have called for Nickelodeon to fire him from his new gig as Leonardo, leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (hey, maybe that’s why this is showing up here.)
Now I’m not going to defend Biggs’ tweets, because quite frankly they’re indefensible, (That and I’m… a REPUBLICAN!!! Duh Duh DUH!!!!) BUT I will say, this is ‘Merica, and Jason Biggs can say pretty much whatever he wants (except maybe “FIRE!!” in a crowded theater). I may disagree with what he said, and find it to be beyond vile, but come on man, 1st Amendment, he can post whatever he wants to Twitter. He is within his rights to discuss Paul Ryan’s masturbatory habits.
That being said his Freedom of Speech doesn’t mean Freedom from Consequences. Biggs can spew whatever disgusting garbage comes into his diseased mind, but you know what, Nickelodeon has every right to fire the bum too. I don’t know what his contract say, if it has a morality clause or not, but if Nick feels that his speech is just sick enough, they can fire him. It’s their call.
I’m not gonna call for Jason Biggs head. (To be honest, I kinda hope they don’t. Could you imagine the delay to the series if they have to redub his lines? Although it would make the Leo FX figure sooo collectable.) That’s all up to Nick. Besides, I’d hate for someone to come to me and tell me that I couldn’t post what I want to on-li….THIS POST HAS BEEN CENSORED BY PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH KEVIN MCGILL’S POINT OF VIEW. TAKE THAT CONSTITUTION!
Edit: Folks have been wanting to know what was actually said. Jason’s comments can be found in this article. Please note: Extremely foul language.