Jason Biggs has come under fire for making a questionable joke about the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 just days after it was declared missing.
The American Pie and Orange is the New Black actor referenced the news in a tweet as he micro-blogged US programme The Bachelor.
“Nikki is looking for Juan Pablo to say “I Love You.” She’d have better luck looking for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. #TheBachelor”, the actor tweeted.
As the families of the 239 passengers on board the missing flight are still anxiously awaiting any news about their whereabouts, Biggs’ joke was met with a somewhat mixed response.
Some lamented the star for his insensitivity, and his relation of the serious story to the far less serious dating show:
Others sparked a somewhat sarcastic - occasionally plain offensive - response:
The incident was quickly picked up by entertainment media, some of whom were promptly trolled by Biggs:
And yes, true to his word, there were a few positive responses - though perhaps equally as offensive:
Investigators have said that they were widening the search area for the missing jet by hundreds of miles.
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