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41 comments to “Roger Ebert CLARIFIES Insensitive Ryan Dunn Tweet”

  1. 1

    He didn't need to apologize in the first place. You're turning this into another Tracy Morgan.

  2. 2

    He didn't apologize, he clarified and the actual interview he gave just got more specific about his views. Reality is, carelessness just lost two lives and caused an immense pain and void in the people that counted on them. It is sad no matter which way you look at it, and he is dead on. Friends, families, bartenders, common citizens all need to protect people from themselves and on behalf of others. If someone in that bar called the cops, they would be in jail - but they would be alive.

  3. 3

    let it go. you're in the minority here dude. i guess you're lucky enough to have not lost someone to drunk or irresponsible driving.

  4. 4

    Ebert did not need to apologize. Dunn worked on a show called Jackass! He was a Jackass. He drank alcohol and got behind the wheel. He not only endangered his life, his passenger's life, but everyone else who was on the rode that night that he could have encountered. Thankfully now we have one less jackass alive. Too bad the rest of them weren't in the car. Darwin clearly did his job by weeding out the people we DON'T need in the gene pool. Good Riddance!

  5. 5

    He has NOTHING to apologize for. Stop trying to make this into something that it's not. Dunn is a 'Jackass' and it was a really stupid move on his part to drink and drive excessively fast, and it unfortunately cost him and his passenger their lives.

  6. 6

    WHY THE FUCK WOULD ROGER EBERT TRY AND PUT SALT IN THE WOUND?!?! He didn't have to say the word jackass for sure. I have lost so much to drinking and driving too, but it still didn't make Ryan Dunn the person he was. It was too soon to make a remark totally making Ryan's boys feel like shit. People were still hearing the news and still so shocked. I didn't know Roger Ebert was reviewing deaths now. He does need to shut his fat mouth. Regardless of the way Ryan passed remember him for who he was, not how he died.

  7. 7

    He was a jackass, literally and figuratively! He doesn't need to apologize. What about that Jackass's family apologizing to the person he killed. I bet it will make a nice lawsuit!

  8. 8

    Well, anyone who drinks and drives IS a jack ass. tragic when people die because of preventable stupidity and recklessness. i'm with ebert on this one.

  9. 9

    Oh God! Get over it. The guy was a JACKASS for drinking and driving at 130 MPH. Two people are dead now because of his stupidity and it's lucky no one else was on the road at the time who could have also lost their life. Those boys want to make a living by labeling themselves jackasses for doing stupid ass shit…well, this was the cherry on top of all Jackass stunts.

  10. 10

    it was definitely a jackass comment and a desparate attempt to get attention

  11. 11

    Fuck Ebert. Nuff said. He is lucky he didnt die from smoking. Only jackasses smoke. Smoking..drinking.. Same shit. Can knowingly kill you but he did it anyway. Dunn just didnt get away. And to be fair his friend was drunk as well. He could of not of gotten into the car or he could of stopped dunn but he didnt. Both are to blame here.

  12. 12

    But he IS a JACKASS!! Dunn called himself a jackass, and lived like a jackass and died like a jackass. i don't get it… iof course he didn't need to apologize. sheez, fucking sensitive losers.

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  14. 14

    It is funny how you are so quick you are to call someone on insensitive comments when you make your living by doing just that…. He did not need to apologize. His point was well made.

  15. 15

    I wonder how many peoples lungs Ebert damaged by second hand smoke. Hmm

  16. 16

    There was no need for an apology to begin with. "Jackass" is an appropriate term due to the nature of Dunn's rise to fame. And it's true- friends don't let Jackasses drink & drive.

  17. 17

    I agree with Hairplugs. Ebert didn't have to apologize. What's sad is that he had to buckle. Dunn was a jackass. He drank, he drove, he killed another person. Call me insensitive? You're talking to someone who lost TWO family members to drunk drivers. The accident was AVOIDABLE. He was the collosal jackass.

  18. 18

    Nothing insensitive about it and he should not apologize.
    What he said was 100% true.

  19. 19

    God forbid anyone tell it like it is! Lets all live in a PC world oblivious to reality and the truth! You're all a bunch of dick heads.

  20. 20

    what do i think?

    i think perez is an idiot.

    jackasses, morons, idiots, stupid people, they ALL drink and drive. period.

    These two morons (since you seem to not like the word jackasses) chose to die when they chose to drink and drive….they essentially chose to gamble with their lives, and LOST.

    natural selection.

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    and by the way, for those of you who are stupid enough to believe the bartender/bar owners comments…of course they are going to say they only had a couple drinks and weren't drunk when they left….they can be SUED for allowing people to drive after serving them liquor…

    if a bar knowingly sends drunk ass people out to drive home in their car, they are liable.

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    ROGER EBERT IS RIGHT! How are you trying to make him look like he stepped out of line? Yes, Ryan Dunn's accident and death are a tragedy. HOWEVER. He got trashed with his friends and then decided to drive like a psycho. That is WORSE than jackass behavior. I hope he's resting in peace and all, but "jackass" is one of the KINDEST words for him.

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    Whats funny to me is that perez verbally slaughtered Nich Hogan (or whatever his last name is) for drinking and driving and dam near killing his friend, but in this case the drunk driver killed himself and its a different story? Really.. Across the board Perez is hypocritical- if you are going to hold one celebrity to a specific stature, you'd better hold them all to that same stature. And Ebert is right; friends don't let jackasses (err friends for a better term) drive drunk- I hope his friends feel guilty for his fate, because clearly he can't learn a lesson (as he passed), but at least hopefully his friends can take something from this and not make the same mistake.

  24. 24

    Fuck you Roger Ebert

  25. 25

    Anyone who drinks and drives is a JACKASS. I don't care if he had ONE drink or 10.

  26. 26

    Just shut the fuck up, Perez (or sister, whichever one can't let this go and admit that maybe your opinion is wrong as compared to the general public?) He wasn't 'making fun' unless you actually believe he's that big of a douchebag, and as for pointing fingers, it needs to be done more often.

  27. 27

    Roger Ebert is an insensitive jerk that will go to Hell no matter what he clarifies or apologizes for. One can only hope he goes sooner, rather than later.

  28. 28

    America is becoming a bunch of tattle tale complainers
    grow a set and stop being sooooooo sensitive

  29. 29

    I too say, leave it alone already. What RE tweeted was concise and factual. How did the bar staff let this guy leave in such an intoxicated state? It's all fun and games till someone gets hurt - or dies.

  30. 30

    Thankfully your readers are more sane than you, so I don't have much to add. But seriously Perez, while you're chastising Roger Ebert for being insensitive toward the friends and family of Ryan Dunn–maybe you should think about being sensitive toward the friends and family of the guy he murdered. Insensitive my ass. Ebert is calling it like he, and many of us, see it. Whether Dunn was over the legal limit that night–he still got into his Porsche, after drinking and drove it at speeds of 130 mph along roads in rural PA. Having grown-up there, I can tell you that often 50 mph is too fast. When my uncle was murdered by a drunk driver very close to where Dunn's accident happened, the guy was on his third DUI and they suspected that he had passed out at the wheel since that's the only way he could have been going 95 in a 40 zone. My uncle died on impact because all of his internal organs were crushed when he hit the steering wheel. There should be no sympathy except for the victims of these assholes who drink and drive.

  31. 31

    A guy who drives 130 while drunk deserves whatever ridicule the rest of us throw at him.

  32. 32

    he does need to apologize!!! i'd love to know how you would feel if just hours after your best friend dies… someone goes and HAS TO put his opoion in (like he was great friends with him or somthing).. im sorry but it was NOT his place to go around pointing out the obvious just hours after someone dies.

  33. 33

    He wasn't wrong. Anyone who drinks and drives IS A JACKASS.

  34. 34

    Uh Ryan Dunn is not only a jackass, but a MURDERER. Ebert has nothing to apologize for. Perez, I realize with this whole 'anti-bullying' movement you are trying to go the safe route, after years of being the biggest bully on the internet, but you are taking it too far. If someone who makes a conscious decision to drive drunk and go 130 mph with a PASSENGER in the car isn't a jackass… then jesus, who is????

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    Ebert was speaking the truth. Sorry all you Jackass fans/friends. What in the hell do you expect when you learn he was way over the limit and driving 130 mph. I am surprised most of these guys are still around….they do and did insane stuff…no sugar coating…period.

  36. 36

    Roger Ebert shouldn't have to apologize because instead of saying what a tragic event this is, and it is, he's telling the truth about drunk driving. When you drive drunk, people die and while this is unfortunate it was also avoidable, and there is no one to blame but Ryan Dunn. He chose to drink, and he chose to get in that car and drive. His passenger also chose to get into the car with an intoxicated driver, and he's responsible for that decision. The fact that he was drunk doesn't absolve him from all responsibility from the incident. While some people view Ebert's comments as insensitive, I believe that they were a realistic take on the story, and one that many others didn't make. While we should mourn, especially Dunn and his passenger's families, we also need to raise awareness to prevent this from happening again.

  37. @v@ says – reply to this


    No one likes what happened. It was tragic, and bottom line, unnecessary. I hope in time that people don't define Ryan by the one occurance, as he was more than that along with talented and liked. This is one of those things that smacks everyone in the mind.

  38. 38

    He shouldn't have apologized. Anyone who drinks and drives IS a jackass. Ebert did nothing wrong and only an idiot like you Mario would think differently. Idiot. Too bad you weren't in the car with him.

  39. @v@ says – reply to this


    The thing is, Ebert tweeted before the toxicology results came in. I think the accident speaks for itself, but everybody and their media dog will piggyback on what happened. People could say classily say nothing but noted sadness, and the glaring lesson would be more than apparent.

  40. 40

    Re: LyndsayD – The one dead on thing you said in your statement was that he "pointed out the obvious!"

  41. 41

    First off the man is dead. How dare you pass judgement on him. Second of all we are ALL a jackass in one way or another. All of you high and mighty people out there should get your head out of your asses and stop thinking you are above all who make a tragic and yes stupid mistake. This man's family and friends and fans are grieving. You do not have to be heartless bastards…you should show some respect for at least the family and friends who are going through a very tragic time.