Nickelodeon has called their recent actions "a mistake" following a scandal involving actor Jason Biggs, who sent a series of extremely graphic and lewd tweets before having his page promoted by the network.
In a statement to Breitbart.com, whose managing editor Alexander Marlow emailed a complaint to the network’s vice president of programming, Nickelodeon offered the following explanation:
“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.”
Biggs deleted the tweets in question last week, but not before the website Twitchy was able to obtain screenshots.
According to Twitchy.com, the alleged messages in question suggest a lewd sexual act involving Janna Ryan.
He wrote, "I'd totes dip a pinky or two in Paul Ryan's bleached a**hole (she obvs bleaches her a**hole). #RNS --"
Users reached out to Nickelodeon sponsors like General Mills, Kellogs and Kraft Foods and threatened to boycott their products if they did not stop advertising on the network.
Biggs, however, will keep his job as the voice of Leo in the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot.
He is most famous for his role in the "American Pie" franchise.