Legendary film critic Roger Ebert's Facebook page has been deleted after he came under fire for making distasteful comments over the death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn.
Ebert, 69, slammed Dunn for his drunken driving that may have caused his tragic death and tweeted Friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive.
Ebert's tweet sparked a controversy among Dunn's friends, fans and well-wishers, and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton was suggesting Ebert may have made his comments too soon.
But, Ebert defended his remarks and responded insensitively to blogger Hilton by saying Perez Hilton's readers agree with me and not with Perez about my tweet on Ryan Dunn. He drank, he drove, 2 people died.
It appears as though the 69-year-old film critic has received some highly critical messages on his Facebook page, prompting the social networking giant to shut down his profile.
Facebook has removed my page in response, apparently, to malicious complaints from one or two jerks, Ebert tweeted.
Ebert, who is the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, added, Facebook! My page is harmless and an asset to you. Why did you remove it in response to anonymous jerks? Makes you look bad.
However, Ebert's Facebook page is currently up and running.
But, several Netizens blasted Ebert for his arrogance.
A tweet from xRay Burns says: Are you so desperate that you resort to DANCING ON SOMEONE'S GRAVE? For some easy meaningless rhetoric? Ur arrogance=disgrace.
Another tweet from Jimmy Patrick said: stick to movies a**hole. You aren't privy to Dunn's autopsy. Your not f****ing God!
Daredevil Ryan Dunn breathed his last early Monday after a fatal car crash in Pennsylvania. During the crash, Dunn's 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 went off a road, crashed in to woods and caught fire. According to police, the accident occurred at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township.
Dunn, who was identified after the crash through his tattoos and facial hair, posted a photo on Twitter hours before his death in which he was drinking with his friends in a bar, TMZ reported. This report fueled speculation that the horrific accident was due to Dunn being drunk.
Dunn, who was born in Medina, Ohio, moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania, in his early teens. Dunn was known for his dangerous antics and practical jokes in MTV's Jackass series and movies with his long-time friend Bam Margera.
He got to fame while appearing in videos alongside his friends in the Camp Kill Yourself(CKY) Crew.
The CKY videos caught the eye of Johnny Knoxville, a like-minded prankster who became the Jackass frontman and asked to include CKY clips and new footage featuring them on Jackass, which had its premiere on MTV in 2000.
Dunn is survived by his parents, Ronald Dunn and Linda Piscitello, fiancé Lynn Dunn, and sister Angela Cuturic.