Bam Margera Swears At Roger Ebert Over Ryan Dunn Tweet
By Mack Rawden 4 years ago
Just a few hours after news of Ryan Dunn's tragic car accident shocked his fans, film critic Roger Ebert took it upon himself to moralize the situation by Tweeting “Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive.” The comment caused a torrent of outrage across the internet, not necessarily because of the sentiments it was expressing, but because of how quickly and insensitively it occurred after one of the most likable members of the Jackass crew met his demise. Dunn's lifelong best friend Bam Margera was quiet most of the day as he dealt with the news privately, but in the last few hours, he's finally gone on Twitter, letting Roger Ebert know exactly what he thinks.
I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of shit roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents
There's a time and a place for finger-pointing and lesson-espousing, and it's sure as hell not immediately after a car crash that claimed two lives. You want to say something like that to your wife or a few best friends? That's fine. Don't make your words public for millions of people to read. Ryan Dunn meant a lot to Jackass fans the world over who didn't even know him. I can't imagine what the loss must be like for his friends and family. Honestly, I'm a little surprised Bam wasn't even harsher with that aforementioned retort.
Friends may not let jackasses drink at drive, but they also don't let jackasses pretend they've been elected society's moral conscience.