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Should Jason Biggs lose cartoon gig over sexual assault comments?
Examiner.com ^ | 9/1/2012 | VICTOR MEDINA

Posted on 09/01/2012 2:14:57 PM PDT by South40

Update 9/1: Biggs has deleted his tweet about sexually assaulting Janna Ryan, but other misogynistic tweets about her and Ann Romney remain.

Nickelodeon is being pressured to fire actor Jason Biggs after he said he wanted to sexually assault Janna Ryan, the wife of vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The American Pie actor made the comments on Twitter on Wednesday, earning criticism across the political spectrum and calls that he is unfit to provide the voice of Leonardo on Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.

The situation brings up questions of free speech and personal responsibility in the public limelight. While everyone seems to agree that Biggs is free to say whatever he wishes, should he be allowed to keep his job on a children's show when he makes outrageous comments?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americanpie; annromney; comedycentral; jannaryan; jasonbiggs; limolibs; misogyny; nickelodeon; tmntmaster; tweet; twitter; waronwomen

1 posted on 09/01/2012 2:15:01 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

People who make raunchy movies should be kept far from children


2 posted on 09/01/2012 2:17:40 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: South40

Turn this around and make it about Jill Biden and Rush or some other old right wing wind bag and Holder would have the sob in jail by the end of the bidness day


3 posted on 09/01/2012 2:18:27 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: South40

I’ve never understood the desire to fire people (non-journalists) for distasteful comments...and the only reason I make an exception for journalists is that it demonstrates an inability to be neutral.


4 posted on 09/01/2012 2:19:25 PM PDT by jra
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To: South40

Sure he should keep his job. Since most of here (presumably) were unhappy that Fuzzy Zoeller and Jimmy the Greek were let go for innocuous but politically incorrect comments, we shouldn’t feel any differently about Biggs. Besides, if you’re going to hire an actor best know for having sexual relations with an apple pie for a children’s show, there’s little point in getting all indignant over a stupid tweet.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 2:19:30 PM PDT by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: South40

Sure he should keep his job. Since most of here (presumably) were unhappy that Fuzzy Zoeller and Jimmy the Greek were let go for innocuous but politically incorrect comments, we shouldn’t feel any differently about Biggs. Besides, if you’re going to hire an actor best know for having sexual relations with an apple pie for a children’s show, there’s little point in getting all indignant over a stupid tweet.


6 posted on 09/01/2012 2:19:35 PM PDT by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: GeronL

This is the first I’ve heard of this so called comedy act. However, he SHOULD lose his job not only for what he said but how dangerous it is that he would even THINK that about someone. What a low down scum bag. Yes... FIRE HIM!!!!


7 posted on 09/01/2012 2:27:25 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: South40

I don’t want him to be fired over these comments. I want him to be fired because he continues to demonstrate that he has no talent and isn’t wanted.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 2:30:11 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: GeronL

The real War on Women.


9 posted on 09/01/2012 2:31:49 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: South40

Oh dear! The idiots are at it again.


10 posted on 09/01/2012 2:32:33 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: South40; tsowellfan

I never saw the one that is supposedly deleted but he should go. This was way beyond bad.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 2:33:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: South40

Of course he won’t be fired, remember, he’s a liberal, if he were a Conservative saying these things about Michelle Obama the secret service would have paid him a nice little visit. This idiotic twit also trashed Christianity as well saying some pretty vile comments.
There is also another “actress”(I put that in quotes since this woman plays on General Hospital, we all know soap opera stars are not known for their talent) Nancy Lee Grahn, also said some disgusting things about the Ryan family, I wonder, if General Hospital condones that type of vile language regarding a VP candidate


12 posted on 09/01/2012 2:39:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I wonder, if General Hospital condones that type of vile language regarding a VP candidate

General Hospital = ABC = YES.

13 posted on 09/01/2012 2:41:44 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: South40
Here are the first set of disgusting tweets by Jason Biggs. He can't delete these. Twitchy has them captured for good.

WARNING: Vile comments by Jason Biggs.

Jason Biggs Tweets of sexually assaulting a Vice Presidential Candidate's wife
14 posted on 09/01/2012 2:48:20 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

15 posted on 09/01/2012 2:49:53 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: South40

Yes by all means turn about is fair play, fire him and make responsible for his actions. Wow there’s a concept making libtards responsible.


16 posted on 09/01/2012 2:58:28 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Death to the GOPe traitors and tyrants.)
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To: South40

Biggs should have happen to him exactly what would happen if a republican had said the same things about Michelle Obama


17 posted on 09/01/2012 3:01:16 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: South40

Honestly who cares what this nitwit thinks? Does anyone believe that Jason Biggs is a household name? 99 out of 100 people wouldn’t know who he is, unless you remind them that he’s Jim the pie f***er from American Pie. That’s the guy’s claim to fame. Just another liberal loser desperate for attention. Lets not give him any. He isn’t worth a moment’s thought.


18 posted on 09/01/2012 3:02:41 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: tsowellfan

Never mind. Twitchy had it.


19 posted on 09/01/2012 3:06:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: South40

It depends entirely upon whether his employer chooses to keep paying an employee whose disgusting comments make the company look bad.

As for me, he’s lost credibility. I wouldn’t want him associated with my business.

But that’s what it is, a business decision. Should not be political.


20 posted on 09/01/2012 3:07:00 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: South40

Yes. He is a sicko


21 posted on 09/01/2012 3:14:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jedidah

It is a business decision. I wrote both Nickelodeon and parent company Viacom. I told both I will be boycotting their network as long as Jason Biggs is in their employ. I also told them I would be contacting their sponsors and notifying them that I will no longer be buying the products and/or services of any company that would sponsor a network who would keep someone like Jason Biggs in their employ. How they handle it is their decision, but I know I am not alone in my mine. As long as Biggs is in their employ they stand to lose untold amounts. The decision is theirs.


22 posted on 09/01/2012 3:15:54 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: South40

Excellent. That’s the way it should work. Good for you.


23 posted on 09/01/2012 3:18:13 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

You’re exactly right—it’s a business decision. If peeps really want to get him fired then they need to contact the sponsors of the show. Nickelodeon may be full of left-wingers (I don’t know) but they gotta eat like the rest of us, and if Biggs is derailing the gravy train then Nickelodeon should have no problem dumping him.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 3:19:43 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: South40

Political correctness run amok.

Just don’t watch the cartoon that he provides the voice for if you are offended by what he says in public.


25 posted on 09/01/2012 3:21:08 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: Jedidah

Thus far Nick has remained silent. It has not responded to viewers’ or media’s requests for comment. They’re either hoping it will all go away or they’re contemplating a decision. I don’t think it’s just going to go away.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 3:21:23 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: jra

Well, let me explain it to you. The goal in business is to make profit. Reducing customers by offending them reduces profit. Thus, you fire people who reduce your customer base. Strictly business.


27 posted on 09/01/2012 3:22:50 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: South40

If it’s the last thing i do, this pervert will be jobless by next week. I am appalled and cannot believe this *%#@ing sick-o works for NICKELODEON!!!!!


28 posted on 09/01/2012 3:25:23 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: turn_to

I understand the ‘just turn the channel’ sentiment. Parent there is more to it than that. Kids may visit Biggs’ Twitter page and read his vile comments. I also believe had something this vile come from a conservative the left would be demanding his/her firing. That’s a two way street.


29 posted on 09/01/2012 3:25:48 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: demkicker

Yes, his comments have been well beyond inappropriate. Add his arrogant attitude to the mix AND the fact that had this been a conservative who said this about a liberal woman the left would be demanding his head! This creep needs to be among the unemployed.


30 posted on 09/01/2012 3:29:46 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: jra

Because in every employment contract or job description is the line about doing things that reflect badly on XYZ, Corp.....whether on the clock or not.

Its the same reason some kid on a Big Ten football team gets booted from the team or possibly even expelled for a DUI.

When one of your employees does or says somethink like this, it does reflect badly on your business and the best thing is to sever ties as quickly as possible.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 4:58:41 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: turn_to

Don’t try and couch this as a free speech issue, its not.

Along with rights go responsibilities, and Biggs abused his.

He needs to e taught that there are consequences for what you do and say.

Being forced to live under a bridge out of a shopping cart would be a good object lesson.


32 posted on 09/01/2012 5:07:17 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks South40.


33 posted on 09/01/2012 5:12:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: teflon9
I think he should retweet the message but insert Michelle Obamas name in place of Janna Ryan's and see how it goes over.
Give they guy a break his poor wife has to hire a prostitute for him because he is a real loser.
34 posted on 09/01/2012 8:20:57 PM PDT by funfan
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