Movie Critic Roger Ebert Deleted From Facebook After ‘Jackass’ Rant
After a controversial tweet about the death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn, Roger Ebert, movie critic and Twitter celebrity, found his Facebook page removed for violating Facebook’s “terms of conditions.”
His post read: “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.”
[Source: Washington Post]
Facebook said, “The page was was removed in error. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
Dunn had reportedly been drinking prior to the crash, though the police have only cited speed as the cause in the accident. While Dunn’s friends responded angrily over Ebert’s comments, others took to Ebert’s Facebook page to criticize the critic. “I don’t care who you think you are but don’t make fun of someone’s sudden/tragic death!” was one of the more publishable comments on his page.
Then, the Facebook page disappeared all together.
Ebert wrote on Twitter, “Facebook! My page is harmless and an asset to you. Why did you remove it in response to anonymous jerks? Makes you look bad.”
Facebook reinstated the page a little less than an hour later.
So now we ask…..