You can’t be the voice of Leo the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” on children’s television and the poster boy of political filth on Twitter. That’s the message Nickelodeon sent “American Pie” actor Jason Biggs after he posted, and later deleted, a series of vile tweets about the wives of the men on the Republican presidential ticket.
The Twitter curator Twitchy broke the news about Biggs’ disgusting tweets last week, and Fox News jumped on the story today. “I can’t even get into the real details,” Fox’s Dennis Kneale said in a purposefully vague report on the obscenities aimed at Janna Ryan and Ann Romney, as well as vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
After fielding a weekend of online complaints about the tweets, Nickelodeon issued a statement that condemned Biggs’ tweets, apologized for linking to the actor’s Twitter feed and insisted that Biggs behave in future “public communication.”
UPDATE, Sept. 8: Sears, a Nickelodeon advertiser, is not running ads on the show that features Biggs. “The offensive comments made by Jason Biggs last week on his personal Twitter account are absolutely not in line with the values of Sears,” the company is telling people on Twitter. The Colorado Rockies baseball team also has canceled a Nickelodeon promotion day because of Biggs’ tweets.