Salon.com is speaking out about Jason Biggs’ crude Twitter account. Why now?
The American Pie star is notorious for his R-rated social media messages. Yet Salon.com scribe Daniel D’Addario is suddenly furious about Biggs’ Twitter jokes. What changed?
Biggs is now a co-star on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, a show embraced by the LGBT community for its compassionate portrayal of a trans character played by Laverne Cox, a transgender actress. D’Addario worries Biggs’ comments will negatively impact the series and wishes his role will be reduced because of his Twitter tirades.
Yet Salon kept calm when Biggs launched a series of vulgar attacks on the wives of the GOP presidential ticket back in 2012. The outlet ran two articles on the subject at the time–both straight news items revealing how Biggs used extreme sexual comments against both Janna Ryan and Ann Romney.
That didn’t raise any alarms over at Salon.com, even if the women in question weren’t even involved in politics directly.
Biggs’ Twitter comments, while coarse, don’t directly involve OITNB. They did directly insult two women who happen to be part of the GOP. It would have been nice if Salon saved some outrage for them, too.