Controversy: Roger Ebert Rips Ryan Dunn After Car Crash

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Film critic Roger Ebert is receiving both support and criticism for a tweet he banged out only hours after news spread over Ryan Dunn's death.

Dunn, an actor who appeared in the Jackass film series, was killed in an early morning car crash in West Goshen, Pennsylvania.

Roger Ebert posted the news of his passing, with a link to the local NBC News report. A few moments later, he followed with this Tweet: “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.”

While West Goshen Police have yet to declare alcohol as the cause of the fiery crash, Dunn had posted a photo on Twitter that showed him drinking at a bar only hours before the deadly accident.

A few hours later, Dunn’s Jackass collaborator Bam Margera, who was not in Pennsylvania at the time of the accident, tweeted “I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of sh– roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents… About a jackass drunk driving and his is one, f— you! Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat f—ing mouth!”

After he received heat for the comment, Ebert later tweeted: “He drank, he drove, 2 people died.

Was Roger Ebert right or was the comment insensitive?


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