Legendary film critic Roger Ebert is getting two thumbs down for a controversial tweet referring to the death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn on Monday.
“‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn, RIP. His Porsche flew through 40 yards of trees,” the legendary Chicago film critic first tweeted Monday as news spread of the 34-year-old reality star’s fatal car crash in Pennsylvania that claimed the life of his passenger, as well.
About an hour later, Ebert tweeted “Friends don’t let Jackasses drink and drive.”
In response, blogger Perez Hilton wrote, “Everyone makes mistake, and this is somebody’s son. Too soon, Roger.”
But Roger wasn’t swayed.
“Perez Hilton’s readers agree with me and not with Perez about my tweet on Ryan Dunn,” Ebert wrote in response. “He drank, he drove, 2 people died.”
The West Goshen police department issued an early report that did not cite alcohol as a possible contributory factor, but speed.
Dunn’s Jackass co-star and pal Bam Margera lashed back at Ebert in a tweet overnight.
“I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of s**t roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents about a jackass drunk driving and his is one, f**k you!” Bam tweeted to his nearly 394,000 followers. “Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat f**king mouth!”
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