Leonardo is in trouble.
Well, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle reboot's Leonardo voice actor is. The series, which debuts soon on Nickelodeon, has signed some big names to round out its turtles, including Jason Biggs. And, during the Republican National Convention, Biggs took the time to make some politically-charged tweets.
The problem emerges when you realize that Nickelodeon's twitter account for TMNT encouraged followers to also follow Biggs. And what followers got was a bunch of sexual remarks about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan, the respective wives of the Republican presidential and vice presidential nominees, said the Hollywood Reporter.
"I'd totes dip a pinky or two in Paul Ryan's wife's bleached asshole (she obvs bleaches her asshole.) #RNC” read one Biggs tweet from Aug. 29. Nickelodeon linked to his account on Sept. 1 and Biggs had deleted the "offensive" tweets by then.
Apparently Nickelodeon doesn't like toe sodomy, as it apologized today for the tweets.
“Nickelodeon does not support or condone the use of graphic or vulgar language on any of our platforms,” the network said in a statement. “It was our mistake to link from our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles twitter feed to Jason’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.”
Fox News host Megyn Kelly called Biggs a “disgusting pig” Wednesday and questioned why Nickelodeon continued to employ him.
“Does that do it? It’s not like he made one comment that he can dial back,” she said on air, obviously forgetting the First Amendment.
They should run with this. If Leonardo talked like that, I'd DVR every episode.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to premiere Sept. 29.