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Roger Ebert Under Fire for Ryan Dunn Tweet

Roger Ebert Tweets About Ryan Dunn
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updated 06/21/2011 at 09:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/20/2011 06:00PM

Jackass fans were devastated over the car accident that killed stuntman Ryan Dunn and a passenger on Monday.

But was Dunn to blame?

The film critic Roger Ebert was quick to pick up on reports that Dunn, 34, had been at a bar before the crash, Tweeting, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive."

So far, police in West Goshen Township, Pa., have said only that the vehicle's "speed" may have contributed to the accident but mention nothing about what Ryan had been doing prior to the accident.





According to TMZ, a few hours before his accident, Dunn had three Miller Lites and three "girly shots," at Barnaby's, a bar close to where he died in Pa.

One bar patron tells the site that Dunn was "wasted," while another says he was "not too drunk to drive."

Additionally, while the TV personality and his pals were drinking, the activities were posted in a photo that has since been taken down from Dunn's Twitter page.

But MTV – the network home to Jackass – reports that Dunn "didn't seem intoxicated."

"He was himself," a Barnaby's employee told MTV News. "He seemed like he was having a good time, hanging out with his friends."

Meanwhile, Facebook temporarily removed Ebert's profile, where his comment about Dunn's death was cross-posted, although the social networking site told MSNBC that it was an error.

"Facebook has removed my page in response, apparently, to malicious complaints from one or two jerks," Ebert Tweeted, implying that Facebook's action was linked to his controversial comment. "Facebook! My page is harmless and an asset to you. Why did you remove it in response to anonymous jerks? Makes you look bad."

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