In response to Jackass star Ryan Dunn's death, Roger Ebert posted a Twitter comment yesterday that read: Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive.
The tweet caused a firestorm of controversy and accusations of insensitivity directed at the Chicago Sun-Times film critic, with Ryan Dunn mourners taking to social media to vent their outrage.
This morning, Ebert tweeted:
Facebook has removed my page in response, apparently, to malicious complaints from one or two jerks.
He included an image of Facebook's notification message, which explains:
Pages that are hateful, threatening, or obscene are not allowed. We also take down Pages that attack an invidual or group....If your Page was removed for any of the above reasons, it will not be reinstated.
Unsurprisingly, Ebert objects to the removal, tweeting a few minutes later: Facebook! My page is harmless and an asset to you. Why did you remove it in response to anonymous jerks? Makes you look bad.
Ebert had earlier defended his comments about Dunn's death, citing the fact the Dunn was drinking before he got into his Porsche and killed another passenger. The police report also indicates that speed was a factor in the crash.