Bam Margera vs. Roger Ebert

Ryan Dunn, Roger Ebert and Bam Margera

So yesterday, everyone found out about how Ryan Dunn got drunk, drove his car over 100 mph then crashed it into a burning wreck, killing himself and his friend. In light of the news, Roger Ebert tweeted about how friends shouldn’t let friends drive drunk (which, we can all agree, is kind of common knowledge). Unfortunately, Bam Margera didn’t take too kindly to the comment and proceeded to blast him on Twitter, truly the sanest place to start an argument about your dead friend with a beloved movie critic.

Ebert just blogged about the situation on his website — saying, “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.” Ebert continues, “I also regret that my tweet about the event was considered cruel. It was not intended as cruel. It was intended as true.” SOURCE

Look, let’s get this out of the way: This is a huge tragedy, and we genuinely send our condolences to his friends and family. HOWEVER, if Dunn was drunk, and there’s mounting evidence to prove he was, then yes, his decision to get behind the wheel of a car drunk, drive at speeds that would be dangerous even if he was sober and potentially put innocent bystanders at risk? That’s inexcusable. The fact that his actions caused his own death, and killed his friend, a recently married Navy Seal, in a fiery car crash? That’s inexcusable. And I know they’re hurting right now, but the fact that none of his supposed friends saw him drinking and said “hey, you’ve had a few drinks, please don’t get behind the wheel of a car?” That’s inexcusable.

Ryan Dunn, Roger Ebert and Bam Margera

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