Yesterday ‘Jackass’ actor Ryan Dunn died in a car accident after he reportedly drove while drunk.
Only hours later did film critic Roger Ebert tweet, “Friends don’t let Jackasses drink and drive.”
Almost immediately he was hounded by tweets from fans of the late actor, calling out Ebert for his inappropriate and insensitive comment. Fans were calling for Ebert to apologize late into the evening.
At 8:00 last night, Ebert followed up his original tweet, and he’s not sorry for what he said. “Perez Hilton’s readers agree with me and not with Perez about my tweet on Ryan Dunn. He drank, he drove, 2 people died.”
(I like how Perez Hilton is the moral judgement in this case… Well, if Perez agrees with you then you’re good!)
To say that Ryan’s friends were upset with Roger is the understatement of the year. Fellow ‘Jackass’ star Bam Margera tweeted, “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! Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat f**king mouth!”