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Jackass: Ryan Dunn Fans Outraged Over Nasty Comment

June 21, 2011 09:22 AM by Lisa Princ

Yesterday we learned of the tragic death of MTV‘s Jackass star Ryan Dunn and shortly after, Ryan Dunn’s fans were outraged by a nasty comment on the web. But what was said and who said it? Read on for more…

Ryan Dunn was tragically killed in a crash yesterday, so why on earth would anyone say something nasty about the star? Apparently, Roger Ebert did as he posted to his Facebook page yesterday: “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive” leaving Ryan Dunn fans in an outrage and personally I do not blame them – if anyone is a jackass, it is certainly Roger Ebert.

One angry fan commented back to Ebert by saying: “I don’t care who you think you are but don’t make fun of someone’s sudden/tragic death!” and Facebook responded by removing Ebert’s page altogether. Annoyed, Ebert posted on Twitter: “Facebook! My page is harmless and an asset to you. Why did you remove it in response to anonymous jerks? Makes you look bad.” An hour later his Facebook page was restored, much to many folks dismay.

Roger Ebert later posted an apology for his earlier remark and left his condolences for Ryan Dunn’s family and friends, as well as Zachary Hartwell’s family and friends (Zachary was the unidentified person who was killed in the crash with Dunn). However, part of his apology states: “It was not intended as cruel. It was intended as true” – take that as you may, but to us that still seems offensive and I do not blame Dunn fans for being pissed!

As of this time, police are doing an autopsy to see if alcohol had any role in the crash, so Ebert should have kept his big mouth shut. Our condolences go out to the family of Ryan Dunn – he will be missed terribly by many!

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Photo Credit: MTV/Ryan Dunn – Twit Pic

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3 Responses to “Jackass: Ryan Dunn Fans Outraged Over Nasty Comment”

  1. Liz Says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Even if he wasn’t drunk, he was driving over 100 mph. Ryan’s responsible for his own death, and the death of his friend. It’s tragic, but it was also entirely preventable. He didn’t deserve to die, at all, and I don’t want anyone thinking that’s what I mean – but he was responsible (whether drunk or not). Additionally, I don’t think Ebert was being a jerk – it may not have been the best time to say it, but Ryan was a “Jackass” (as in, the group) – I think Ebert was saying that friends don’t let friends drive drunk, and he inserted the “Jackass” in response to Ryan being part of that group, not because Ryan is a jackass (the insult).

  2. Christine Says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I think Ebert made a very true statement. The people who are pissed are pissed because they know it is true. I do hope both deaths were instant and painless in order to bringsome peace to the families.

  3. Lisa Princ Says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I agree with both of your points of view, but I don’t think it was the right timing for him to make any comments.The family and friends of these two are grieving and should not have to deal with remarks like that on top of it, regardless of whether or not anyone was drunk or not, you know?


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