Roger Ebert blogged about his controversial tweet regarding Ryan Dunn on his website today, saying he was probably too quick to Tweet.
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, he wrote on the blog.
He added, 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.
Despite saying his tweet may have been premature, Ebert sticks behind the message of his tweet that people should not drink and drive.
I do know that nobody has any business driving on a public highway at 110mph, as some estimated - or fast enough, anyway, to leave a highway and fly through 40 yards of trees before crashing, he wrote. That is especially true if the driving has had three shots and three beers. Two people were killed. What if the car had crashed into another car?
Jackass star Ryan Dunn died Monday from injuries sustained in a fatal car crash in Pennsylvania.
Dunn's 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 went off the road, crashed in to woods and caught fire. The accident happened at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township.
TMZ reported that Dunn was out drinking with his friends just hours before the fatal car crash. The police have yet to determine the cause of the crash, but cite speed as a probable cause.
TMZ reported that Dunn had three Miller Lites and three girly shorts at Barnaby's, a bar close to where the accident happened in Pennsylvania.
A bar patron told the site that Dunn was wasted, while another said he was not too drunk to drive.
MTV reported 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.
Ebert's tweet sparked controversy among Dunn's friends, especially his close friend and former co-worker Bam Margera.
Many said it was too soon for Ebert to publish such a negative comment when his friends were still mourning the loss of their loved one.
Margera took to Twitter to also express his anger toward Ebert's tweet.