Dunn Pals Rip Roger Ebert for Harsh Jackass Tweet

'He drank, he drove, 2 people died,' the movie critic tweeted
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 21, 2011 2:20 AM CDT
Updated Jun 21, 2011 5:26 AM CDT
Police tape marks the scene of an car accident in West Chester, Pa., that killed Ryan Dunn and a passenger.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – Pals of Jackass star Ryan Dunn are furious Roger Ebert took advantage of news of his car-crash death to make a point about the stuntster's drunk driving. "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," Ebert tweeted. Cops have not yet mentioned drinking as a cause of the Pennsylvania crash that killed Dunn and a passenger yesterday, but Dunn posted a photo of himself drinking with pals on his Tumblr blog just hours before the accident. Dunn's buddies blasted the insensitive timing of Ebert's remarks.

"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 two cents," tweeted Dunn's BF and Jackass co-star Bam Margera. "Shut your fat f---ing mouth." An unrepentant Ebert responded that several readers of Perez Hilton's website, which also blasted the movie critic's comments, supported him. "He drank, he drove, 2 people died," Ebert tweeted. Click to see the photo.

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