Actor Jason Biggs stirred up controversy on Thursday by posting jokes on Twitter about the Malaysia Airlines tragedy.

Jason Biggs Apologizes for 'Insensitive' Malaysia Airlines Tweet
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He has since deleted the offending messages and apologized.

The “Orange Is the New Black” star wrote, "1). Hey all - ok, so - I am deleting my previous tweets. People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were."

He continued, "2). This is obviously a horrible tragedy, and everyone - including myself - is sad and angry about it. Sending positive thoughts to the victims and their families. P.S. No one is making me send these tweets - I simply understand that my comments might have come off as insensitive and ill-timed. For that I apologize."

Twitter users lashed out at Biggs after he posted messages like, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?" and "In all seriousness, tho - HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover."

The “American Pie” actor initially tried to defend the tweets, writing, "Hey all you 'too soon' assholes - it's a f**king joke. You don't have to think it's funny, or even be on my twitter page at all."

"The idea that I wouldn't have any empathy 4 the victims or their families because I make a joke is absolutely ridiculous," he added. "U know that, right? Truly - you losers are literally trying to find s--t to get angry about. Channel your issues elsewhere."

The Malaysia Airlines passenger flight was shot down over Ukraine, 298 people were killed.

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