Roger Ebert made headlines yesterday when he posted to his Twitter.com page after learning the news of the fatal accident that took the life of ‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn and a passenger.
Ebert wrote: “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive,”
Many of Dunn’s friends and fans tweeted back in anger at the critic, with Bam Margera calling Ebert a “piece of sh*t, adding: “Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat f**king mouth!”
Ebert stuck up for his tweet on Tuesday, tweeting: “Perez Hilton’s readers agree with me and not with Perez about my tweet on Ryan Dunn. He drank, he drove, 2 people died.”
Have Perez Hilton’s readers ever agreed with Perez Hilton?
Ebert also added to his Facebook page:
“It is tragic to lose a loved one. I also regret that my tweet about the event was considered cruel. It was not intended as cruel. It was intended as true.
“I don’t know what happened in this case, and I was probably too quick to tweet. That was unseemly. I do know that nobody has any business driving on a public highway at 110 mph, as some estimated – or fast enough, anyway, to leave a highway and fly through 40 yards of trees before crashing. That is especially true if the driver has had three shots and three beers. Two people were killed. What if the car had crashed into another car?”
Toxicology tests are currently underway, but won’t be available until July according to reports.