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Roger Ebert blames Ryan Dunn on Twitter

Roger Ebert blames Ryan Dunn Twitter

The secondary story to Ryan Dunn’s death yesterday was film critic Roger Ebert’s “insensitive” tweet that has enraged Ryan’s fans.

From Roger Ebert:

Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.

After the fans raged, Ebert did not back down:

Perez Hilton’s readers agree with me and not with Perez about my tweet on Ryan Dunn. He drank, he drove, 2 people died.

Obviously, we get the point of Ebert. It’s been a slogan in the media for years. Don’t drink and drive — we get it: you die, other people die and/or you get a ticket.

However, a dead man cannot defend himself. And Ryan has already paid the ultimate price for his alleged mistake. Obviously to Ebert, Ryan Dunn is just another statistic, not a man who will be missed by a lot of his fans.

Twitter is the devil I tell you.

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Dave
Dave

Y r people saying he deserved it? Really? First off they r the only ones that know exactly what happened that night.

So he was drinking but whos to say that its what caused the wreck.Sober people wreck cars all the time.It could have been somethin he could of had no control of.THe car was so burn who knows a tire could a blew or somethin ran in front of em.

Lots of people shouldnt drive but still do because we have to get somewhere.A tired driver is more dangerous than a drunk driver.So if somebody got behind the wheel and they were tired but had to get somewhere they should burn in hell.

Has none of you ever made a mistake.Its just as bad choice to drive with someone drunk as to drive drunk.Did he force him to get in the car.Maybe the other guy influenced him to drive.Who knows.What if it was your brother or son would you hope they burned in hell on the account that they might have made a mistake.

The man was in a severe crash and burned to death and even worse he may have had to watch his friend burn to death to.You will probably never experience the pain and horror he did in your worst nightmare,have some dam respect

Ian
Ian

Live like a Jackass die like a Jackass in other words live by the sword die by the sword,Ryan Dunn chose to DRINK and DRIVE

jim
jim

Hey Ebert what kind of asshole. Are you

IdolTime
IdolTime

Maybe it's the "jackasses" comment that made his tweet insensitive. But he did raise awareness to drunk-driving with Dunn's death. I didn't even know that it was alcohol-related.

Maybe the tweet will have even further benefits. No more "Jackass" movies?

Mikhail
Mikhail

A point that does not need to be made. Okay, Roger...I hate drunk drivers too...and yes, he killed himself and someone else if, presumably and purportedly, he was driving drunk....however, he has family/friends who are morning him so shut up, chubby.

james
james

omg that picture is gonna give me bad dreams tonight!

Shaun
Shaun

It's not yet proven that he was drunk. The bartenter of the pub he was at said me was not a hardcore drinker and was NOT drunk when he left the pub. I think he was only speeding because it was 2 A.M andvery little chance any other cars would be on the road, he would have known the road very well because he was a local, even my parents speed at night on roads the know well, I'm sure loads of other people do too. My guess is a deer or some kinda of animal was on the road and he swerved to miss it and lost control, it could have happened to anybody sober

Morgan
Morgan

Two thumbs up for Mr. Ebert!!

alynn
alynn

Ebert said the truth in simple English. If someone would have stopped this moron from driving, it would have saved 2 lives., Ryan Dunn may be the funny, talented person he is but his action caused not only his life but also the life of someone else. Let this serve as a reminder, that if you drink, do not drive under any circumstances. People, do you not get it? It has nothing to discard the fact that he was loved by many but this is a senseless and tragic death which could be avoided. Don't drink and drive and cause danger to yourself and others as well.

Mary
Mary

Do not know this Jackass actor and people who drink have an altered state of awareness and feel they are perfectly capable of driving. Ebert, a respected film critic, is merely stating his view on things.

Shannon
Shannon

I've been bummed all day about the news. And it really bums me out when people don't have any respect for the deceased. It was a mistake, and yes he paid the price. And his friend made the decision to get in the car with him. It's not like he planned for any of this to happen before hand. People get really gutsy behind the computer. RIP Ryan Dunn. You will be missed by many.

kes
kes

*Kisses her teeth* Ryan Dunn will be missed by people who think there is a talent in shoving a toy car up your ass, as people keep congratulating their disgusting behaviour by watching their stupid program, and supporting their films.

Ryan Dunn was selfish enough to let an unfortunate soul burn alive with him in the car. Now two families will have lost a son and daughter/son to such a tragic mistake. And nobody will talk about how sad it is to lose that passenger as well, just because that person wasn't a celebrity.

I don't think Ebert was wrong. Ryan is another statistic, that's what happens when you think you are invincible and can do no wrong. Now look what has happened. And if the loved ones are offended, they best not see the internet, because they are saying worse things out there than what Ebert just said.

This only further proves how more celebrities should be tried for being intoxicated behind the wheel, and too many of them go off scott-free for their crime. And yes, don't be like Ryan's friends, and just simply post pictures of this idiot drowning six beers. Stop him from killing himself or other people. All of this just so upsetting.

prd9601
prd9601

Ebert speaks the truth. Deal.

alynn
alynn

The death of 2 people could have been avoided and luckily no one else was injured. It has nothing to do with the respect or disrespect of this man. I can accept the fact that he was talented and loved by many, but his action and choice to drive after drinking is unacceptable and against the law.