Roger Ebert: 'I Was Probably Too Quick to Tweet' About Jackass Star's Death

Following Bam Margera's outrage over a Roger Ebert tweet about Jackass star Ryan Dunn's death ("friends don't let jackasses drink and drive") Ebert has taken to his blog.

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 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?

Ebert writes at length about the circumstances of Dunn's death and still concludes, "Friends don't let friends drink and drive." So Bam might still want Robert Ebert to shut his "fat fucking mouth" but he hasn't tweeted about it, yet, so who knows.

Meanwhile, Ebert's fan page was briefly removed from Facebook, maybe because nefarious Jackass fans flagged it for removal? After Ebert tweeted about it, Facebook restored the page. [Sun-Times, images of Ebert and Margera via Getty]

Previously:

An Outraged Bam Margera Responds to Roger Ebert's Mean Tweet About Ryan Dunn