Most people remember actor Jason Biggs as the guy who had sexual relations with baked goods in the American Pie series. As of late, he has received a new level of acclaim as a cast member of the hit Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black. Last Tuesday, while appearing on Joan River’s internet series, In Bed with Joan, he and the comedienne played a game called Live or Die. When questioned whether or not he would save actress Lindsay Lohan or Tara Reid in a dire situation, Biggs said that he would save Lohan because “she has nice boobs.” When it came back to Reid, he would let her “die” because her body was not as attractive, expressing that he did not “think she ever knows what’s going on with it.”
As the story began to pick up in the media, Biggs took to his Twitter to apologize to Reid and partially blamed entertainment tabloids for pushing things further than he intended. He said that it was the same tabloids that picked apart her body on countless occasions that were now coming to her defense. In essence, they were making him seem like a bad person for telling a “joke”.
He first apologized if he caused her any “hurt” before expressing that she should not ignore “the irony and hypocrisy that is behind these “news” sources.” In addition, he felt that the tabloids were only “trying to create a feud for the sole benefit of their rag publications.”
Interestingly enough, this was the second time in a matter of weeks that Biggs had negatively called out his former co-star. During an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with host Andy Cohen, he said that he had considered Reid a “hot mess.” Reid spoke out immediately via her Twitter, explaining that she had always supported him. Biggs apologized quickly afterward, saying that he was “totally kidding around.”
Biggs, who is married and has a young child, has shared other disparaging comments on women in the past. In January of this year, the actor released a series of attacks on contestants from the ABC reality series, The Bachelor. The women, who were competing to gain the affections of Juan Pablo Galavis, were called out as being “complete f___ing disasters” that Galavis would eventually “hate f___.”
“They will all convince themselves that they love [Galavis],” he wrote. He also questioned the physical attraction of the contestants, stating that there were “prettier faces being interviewed in the Florida State locker room” at the time.
He also attacked the newest season of The Bachelorette, which is currently airing on ABC. Before the show’s premiere, one of the contestants, 31-year-old Eric Hill, died from injuries he sustained following a paragliding accident. Biggs took to his social media account once more and made “jokes” about the show, sharing that he believed some of the male contestants were gay and that the majority of them had little to no intelligence. “And 19 of them are still alive. #TooSoon,” he concluded.
He recently defended his controversial tweets with FOX 411, confused as to how his words could be seen as being offensive. He considered the entire situation “fascinating”.
“I’m constantly amazed,” he said. “We constantly need to come up with stories. It’s ridiculous.”
There has been no word from Reid regarding Biggs’ latest comments about her. The second season of Orange Is the New Black is currently streaming on Netflix. It is unknown whether or not he will be returning for season three (the show was picked up for another season before the airing of its second season). Jenji Kohan, the female creator of the series, has not given any statements on the matter.
By Jonathan Brown