Another celebrity puts his foot in his mouth on Twitter.
After news of Jackass star Ryan Dunn’s death hit the world, celebrities started giving condolences. Roger Ebert, though, wasn’t quite so nice.
Damn, homie. Let the body cool first, before you start throwing shade. Of course, Ryan’s friend and co-star, Bam Margera has some words to say about the tweet:
“I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of ISHT roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents about a jackass drunk driving and [he is] one, FAWK you!…Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat fuggin mouth!”
It hasn’t even been confirmed if Dunn was drunk when he took the wheel of the car. Ebert didn’t apologize at first, instead saying “He drank, he drove, 2 people died.”
Just this morning, Roger Ebert took to his blog to finally apologize for his actions:
“To begin with, I offer my sympathy to Ryan Dunn’s family and friends, and to those of Zachary Hartwell, who also died in the crash. I mean that sincerely. 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 have no way of knowing if Ryan Dunn was drunk at the time of his death.”
“…I don’t know what happened in this case, and I was probably too quick to tweet. That was unseemly.”
Unseemly is right, Rog.