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Roger Ebert BLASTS Ryan Dunn for Drunk Driving

6/20/2011 11:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ryan Dunn hasn't even been dead for a day yet -- and film critic Roger Ebert is already ripping the late "Jackass" star for boozing before getting behind the wheel  ... tweeting, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive."

Ryan Dunn Drunk
TMZ broke the story ... Dunn's drinking buddy claims Ryan had at least 3 beers and 3 shots before hitting the road in his Porsche.

Obviously, Ebert has a point -- but we gotta ask ...



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Bruno Bruno

If he had been alone in the car, then this would be too soon. Instead, he had a passenger and was out drinking with friends before the crash. You don't have to be legally drunk to have alcohol affect your ability to drive. Even a single drink has been shown to decrease your reaction time. It's sad that he took someone out with him when he made the very jackass-ish decision to drink and then drive.

Jon Jon

Ebert's right. Enabler's let enabler's drink and drive. True friendship is a beautiful caring thing.Where people look out for what's best for one another.

Erica Erica

Someone just lost their son...it hasn't been said whether or not alcohol was a factor...too soon? yeah your kinda jumping the gun there...wouldn't you feel like a jacka** if he wasn't drunk? This is sad anyway you look at it...a little respect people.


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Bruno Bruno

If he had been alone in the car, then this would be too soon. Instead, he had a passenger and was out drinking with friends before the crash. You don't have to be legally drunk to have alcohol affect your ability to drive. Even a single drink has been shown to decrease your reaction time. It's sad that he took someone out with him when he made the very jackass-ish decision to drink and then drive.

Jon Jon

Ebert's right. Enabler's let enabler's drink and drive. True friendship is a beautiful caring thing.Where people look out for what's best for one another.

Erica Erica

Someone just lost their son...it hasn't been said whether or not alcohol was a factor...too soon? yeah your kinda jumping the gun there...wouldn't you feel like a jacka** if he wasn't drunk? This is sad anyway you look at it...a little respect people.

Mike L Mike L

Too soon? Absolutely not!! Its too late! If in fact he was drunk at the time of the accident, he should burn in hell. He took an innocent life and destroyed a nice car and public property. Hope he had good insurance, because his family is gonna get sued big by the other persons family. We all know that drinking and driving is bad, yet people continue to do it. Maybe we need to bring back prohibition in the US to keep idiots from hurting themselves and others.

Brad Brad

Wow..At least have some f***en respect. The man just passed for gods sake!

Curious Curious

Is Ebert ripping Ryan or is he ripping the folks that let Ryan drive after drinking? Seems to me he's ripping the friends of the Jackass star for letting him drive after drinking. Open to interpretation?

alessandra alessandra

That may be the case, But come on the poor guy has not even been dead a day, and the fact that we don't even know his blood level yet, what a ass have a heart

Elle0375 Elle0375

He is right!! And it's not too soon....more people need to hear this before they end up dead or killing an innocent person!!!! There is no excuse, ever for this!!!!!

Mr. DickTurpin Mr. DickTurpin

Ebert is being his usually witty self - his comment makes him sound like a jackass - that's the point - it's an homage to Ryan Dunn. Get it?


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31.

KeepItSimple    

Sometimes it's just better off to keep your yap shut!

1160 days ago
32.

A     

He has a point but yeesh!!!!!!! Give his family and friends time before you go saying rude things about him or his friends!!!!!!!!!!!

1160 days ago
33.

Jon    

Ebert's right.
Enabler's let enabler's drink and drive.
True friendship is a beautiful caring thing.Where people look out for what's best for one another.

1160 days ago
34.

Zelly    

Nothing has been confirmed yet...this guy is an *******.

At least get all the facts before you publicly blast someone.

1160 days ago
35.

Erica    

Someone just lost their son...it hasn't been said whether or not alcohol was a factor...too soon? yeah your kinda jumping the gun there...wouldn't you feel like a jacka** if he wasn't drunk? This is sad anyway you look at it...a little respect people.

1160 days ago
36.

own    

He did say RIP.. and Ryan did kill his friend. I've enjoyed Ryan for over a decade but let's face it - fat boy's right

1160 days ago
37.

rigmarole    

I have cousins who didn't survive their teen years because that side of my family can NOT learn this simple lesson - do not drink and drive.

There is no such thing as too soon on this issue.

1160 days ago
38.

Ktackett    

Had it been tacful, it would have been fine. But this was obviously a jab at a bad situation. Should this be a reminder that drinking and driving, not matter how little the amount of alcohol, is not a good idea? Yes. Should we make fun of the situation and be rude? No.

1160 days ago
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john    

finding it somewhat disturbing how people are overlooking the fact of him killing the other person in the crash as well... even if he was a moron for getting in the car with him.

1160 days ago
40.

CessnaDriver    

There is no such thing as a $25,000 cab ride.

If you have had more then one ounce of 80 proof alcohol, don't drive.

1160 days ago
41.

noneofyourbusiness    

No different than the rude comments being made on here.

1160 days ago
42.

lou    

Too soon? Seriously? He killed someone else, along with himself, because he drove drunk. You take yourself out, it's one thing, you take someone else out, it's a completely different ballgame.

1160 days ago
43.

lanie    

No, it is NOT too soon. Drinking and driving kills. Ryan was 34 years old. Too old to still be doing stupid things like driving drunk at 110 MPH. For people who keep claiming he wasn't drunk, yet reports are popping up all over news sites that people witnessed him driving HEAVILY.

So keep denying that he was drunk. You're just making yourself seem foolish and naive.

Fact: Drinking and driving KILLS.

I do NOT think he deserved DEATH though. But at the same time, luckily it was HIM, not an innocent bystander who had to pay for the immature and stupidity of the incident.

1160 days ago
44.

Luan    

He's saying what we're all thinking... but most of us are just thinking because we know it might be too soon. Is he right? Yeah it's a great point. But I would have waited. He prob wanted to say it before someone else did. The world isn't going to end over it though.

1160 days ago
45.

HarryPalms    

WELL SAID, ROGER EBERT!!!!!!

1160 days ago
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