Remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Well, they are apparently making a comeback. In fact, Nickelodeon recently hired American Pie star Jason Biggs to voice a character in the new cartoon version of the show, and is sending kids to his Twitter feed.
What’s wrong with that? Well, Jason is not a fan of Republicans, Christianity, or even common courtesy. During the RNC, he tweeted about Chris Christie’s weight, sexually assaulting Janna Ryan, and Ann Romney’s anatomy (which I will not reprint.) He also made the observation that Clint Eastwood talking to a non-responsive stool “kind of sums up Christianity in a nutshell, huh Republicans?”
(The worst of his Tweets have disappeared, probably as a result of the attention sites like Twitchy.)
Does he sound like the kind of actor you’d want your teens to follow on Twitter?
The managing editor of Breitbart News e-mailed Nickelodeon’s Vice President Ariana Urbont, and asked if Jason’s comments didn’t actually constitute the “cyber bullying” the channel has encouraged their young viewers to resist. If you’d like to get more information about how to contact the channel, please click here.
This is yet another reminder that parents need to stay vigilant — by monitoring their kids’ media consumption and by having tough conversations about issues like faith and politics. After all, if being a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can lead your kids to tweets about the sexual assault of the future vice president’s wife, then we must equip our kids to deal with these harsh realities of modern political discourse.
Sooner, sadly, rather than later.