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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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tifosi44    

He got exactly what he deserved. Had to kill his passenger also. GOOD Riddance and glad he doesn't have the chance to sour the Human Gene Pool. See YA!

1200 days ago
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Reggie    

Why cant people just let the dead RIP!!!!!!!!!! give me a break. what is that was your son or loved one?! *******!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

get a life

1200 days ago
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FJ Thompson    

Its not too soon. Roger Ebert is just a douchebag

1200 days ago
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Niccole    

Roger Ebert is a total D-Bag

1200 days ago
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Kim    

You drink and drive, your an idiot. If he was drunk, I feel NO sympathy for you!! Famous or not, you drink and drive and die...too bad!

1200 days ago
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terryp    

Ebert was not "blasting" Dunn. He was blasting the "friends" who allowed Dunn to get behind the wheel.

1200 days ago
82.

Jon    

Hey Ebert, KEEP SMILING. JACKASS!

1200 days ago
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Brian    

Ebert and all his supporters are just simply bloody discarded tampons and i'd so much rather see them dead in a ditch than dunn, and a lot of you stupid ***** forget that theres a legal level of alcohol you can have in your system when you drive, you people are heartless dogs and deserve to be treated as such

1200 days ago
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Lisa    

Soo messed up-the guys dead. Think he's payed the price enough-leave him alone..people make mistakes and he payed for it with his life-nuff said. F U Ebert!!!!

1200 days ago
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kim    

live like a jackass, die like one too. everyone seems to forget that he had a passenger with him. even if he wasn't hammered, he was obviously speeding to excess. we, as a culture, make a habit out of making people famous and valued for this nonsense. and look what happens.

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dbradley    

Was Mtv upset it wasnt caught on tape for the show too? It was a matter of time one of that crew jackasses either killed someone innocent or themselves. Use this for anti drugs-drunken driving stories.... what a young time to die- its not so cool now is it?

1200 days ago
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Gene Siskell    

Up yours Roger Ebert you fat bloated mongoloid. Do the world a favor and drown yourself in the toilet.

1200 days ago
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Rebecca     

F*CK YOU ROGER EBERT!!

1200 days ago
89.

BeSerious    

And they do know it was Ryan driving, he has been ID'd by facial hair and his tattoos. This whole thing is tragic. dO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. And that means YOU!

1200 days ago
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maggie    

tooo soon apologize

1200 days ago
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