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Perfectly timed: Nickelodeon tweets response on Jason Biggs as DNC kicks off

Perfectly timed: Nickelodeon tweets response on Jason Biggs as DNC kicks off

Timed just right to coincide with the kick off of the DNC convention, Nickelodeon finally released a response this evening to the lewd comments on their star Jason Biggs’s twitter feed, an account which had been actively promoted by the network late last week. The statement, which they tweeted from the @NickelodeonTV account, makes it clear that Jason Biggs will continue to be employed by Nickelodeon:

 @Britopian The offensive comments made by Jason Biggs last week on his personal twitter account do not reflect our company’s views or values, and we condemn them. Nickelodeon does not support or condone the use of graphic or vulgar language on any of our platforms. 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.

Nickelodeon makes a point of referring to the account that they promoted as Biggs’s “personal twitter account.” Despite the thousands of parents who tweeted at them over the past few days, Nickelodeon chose to respond to a “social media planning” professional (who is also a parent who had expressed concern via twitter) with 53,813 followers.

They did not release the statement on the original Nickelodeon twitter account that linked to Biggs, @TMNTMaster, which is the official outlet for the show Biggs stars in, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Biggs himself has been very quiet on twitter, and has not been active on his so-called “personal account” since August 31.

Nickelodeon has shown they will condone vile and sexual remarks on one of their stars’ main media outlets, content to issue a slap-on-the-wrist statement many days after the initial complaint. In supporting their star over their audience, they are following the lead of many other major companies and brands that are taking more upfront stances on political issues, as I wrote about in my post on “The Age of Bully Marketing.”

Ben Shapiro at Breitbart finds the brush-off more than a little offensive, given Nickelodeon’s “Anti-Bullying Initiative,” and his colleague Alex Marlow is calling on those unsatisfied with the “tweet response” to email the west coast vice president of the network:

It would be difficult to describe Biggs’ tweets as anything other than the worst sort of cyberbullying. But Nickelodeon doesn’t seem to care.

They don’t seem to care, even though one of their biggest initiatives is their Anti-Bullying Initiative. The website for that initiative insists, “Bullying doesn’t have to happen in person. Sometimes bullies will say hurtful things on the Internet. It’s important to also learn about cyberbullying!” Not only that – Nickelodeon encourages you to “Stand up for someone that you see being bullied and tell an adult about the problem.”

In that spirit, it’s time for Americans to get active and tell the adult in the room – Nickelodeon – about the problem. In fact, our Managing Editor, Alex Marlow, has already emailed West Coast Vice President Ariana Urbont…[email protected]

We may be witnessing the end of customer service and the beginning of “big network knows best.”

 

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How long, really, does it take to take a link down…IF Nick wanted to do that?

So did anyone ever honestly believe that any “Anti-bullying” campaign was any more sincere than, say, any of a million sensitivity workshops or awareness campaigns? The biggest farce of political correctness is that hucksters run all these things and get paid for them and every single person in the audience knows it’s a total scam.

“Oh wow, next Thursday is Disabled Asian-Filipino Wiccan Transgendered Vegan Liberation Day! Let’s all learn about the tremendous struggles for equality and dignity of… Raul!”

We actually had some harassment training thing where the guy said, “and you know, my job completely takes care of itself because you’re all intelligent adults and you handle it among yourselves.” And I wanted to speak up and ask him to quit. I also didn’t want to get fired, so I didn’t, but the guy actually admitted to the whole room that his job was entirely superfluous.

At least they didn’t say, “we apologize if anyone was offended by Mr. Bigg’s tweets”.

It’s not an apology if it’s conditioned on how I feel.

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I guess they couldn’t comment on the wife’s tweet about “8th grade pussy”. These two sickos deserve each other.

Nick is part of Viacom, a nest of leftist traitors and thieves. Watching them feeds the same enemies of humanity as does watching David Letterman.

ugh..

bless their hearts….

The double standard continues.

Does anyone still wonder why the Dim-Hollywood axis fights the debindling of cable shows, so consumers can’t pay for only the programming which they want?

This all sounds a lot like Rush Limbaugh’s “slut-gate” to me.

Why would Nickelodeon do this? What is in it for Nickelodeon? Jason Biggs is a nobody, and a vile and particularly unfunny nobody at that. He should be canned and they should move on.

In the old days, the movie moguls imposed the Cone of Silence over their stars–unless the comments were scripted and approved. As a result, at least in part, the entertainment industry flourished.

Now, you’d think these geniuses would recognize that one big reason the industry is suffering so (check the summer box-office returns and cable ratings) is that their talent, onscreen and off, constantly gives the finger to more than half the country.

So why don’t they? Because in the echo chamber where they reside, literally everyone who ‘s not afraid to speak up shares the same opinion. They therefore think everyone else does, too.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. When I first discovered Nickelodeon (Nick at Nite), it seemed like they majored on the old shows from the late ’50s – ’60s (Donna Reed, et al). Then they gradually moved up the time continuum and into the more recent past, and I quit watching them. After that, when I started having kids, I heard they were having gross-out shows, and I knew I wouldn’t be letting my kids watch that garbage.

This latest stunt of theirs confirms the soundness of my decision. I have absolutely no desire for my children to grow up prematurely.

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I thought maybe 10-15 years ago Nickolodean was pretty good, very wholesome, nick at night ran I love lucy episodes, leave it to beaver.

I don’t my own kids yet, but the kids I do babysit, their parents are pretty explicit in not allowing their kids to watch the crap that Nickolodeon has on now.

This latest Jason Biggs pretty much confirms what I think of nickolodeon, which is not much.

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They are following the lead of many other major companies and brands that are taking more upfront stances on political issues.

So vile, lewd and totally inappropriate action by a children’s TV station is now considered a political issue. Actually it’s a societal issue, one that parents and others had better address. It probably sounds like a political issue because most if not all of this kind of behavior comes from the left but I don’t know any parents Democrat or Republican who want their children subjected to this increasing vulgarity and debasement in our society.

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