Ebert’s Facebook page temporarily down after snarky comment about late ‘Jackass’ star

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On the same day that “Jackass” reality star Ryan Dunn died in a car wreck, movie critic Roger Ebert took to Twitter to berate drunk driving, much to the chagrin of fellow “Jackass” cast mate Bam Margera.

“Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive,” Ebert wrote on Twitter after news outlets reported that Dunn had posted a Twitter photo of himself boozing up a few hours before the accident.

Mashable reported that Ebert’s Facebook was removed for violating the social networking site’s term of use, but Ebert tweeted Tuesday that his fan page was up and running again.

“Facebook has removed my page in response, apparently, to malicious complaints from one or two jerks,” Ebert tweeted on Tuesday before his site became accessible. “Facebook! My page is harmless and an asset to you. Why did you remove it in response to anonymous jerks? Makes you look bad.”

Margera ripped into Ebert on Twitter with response tweets, “I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of shit roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents…About a jackass drunk driving and his is one, fuck you! Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat fucking mouth!”

In an apparent attempt to explain himself and perhaps massage his image, Ebert published a detailed blog entry Tuesday about his tweet.

“I meant exactly what I wrote. I wasn’t calling Ryan Dunn a jackass,” Ebert wrote. “In Twitter shorthand, I was referring to his association with ‘Jackass.’ I thought that was clear. I note that Bam Margera uses the word ‘jackass’ in the same way in his tweet.”

In his blog post, Ebert justified that Bam Margera’s mother April used to yell at Dunn all the time for driving too fast, suggesting that the film critic was not the sole person to make negative comments about the late “Jackass” star.