Nickelodeon Apologizes for Vulgar Twitter Posts About Wives of Republican Presidential Candidates by Jason Biggs
Actor Jason Biggs made several off-color jokes during the Republican National Convention about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan, the spouses of Republican Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. A public outcry from Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly led to calls for boycotts and firing of Biggs from his role as Leonardo on Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, even after Biggs deleted the tweets from his account. Nickelodeon apologized for the tweets by saying, “Nickelodeon does not support or condone the use of graphic or vulgar language on any of our platforms” and “It was our mistake to link from our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles twitter feed to Jasonâ€™s personal twitter account, and we quickly corrected our error. We also insisted Jason use better judgment and discretion in public communications while affiliated with our brand.” While Biggs’ Twitter feed has been unlinked from Nickelodeon, no visible move has been made to replace him on the show.