Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Roger Ebert

Twitter users are in an uproar after hearing that the Facebook page belonging to film critic, screenwriter, and cancer survivor Roger Ebert was removed. What happened?
Ebert posted the notice he received from Facebook — which appears to be an automated pop-up message — on Twitter and suggested that the removal was most likely due to "one or two jerks" maliciously complaining.
There are no details as to what those individuals would've been complaining about, but we would hazard a guess that it was related to the backlash Ebert experienced after a controversial tweet about the death of "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn.
The tweet in question proclaimed that "[f]riends don't let jackasses drink and drive," and was a commentary regarding allegations that Dunn was intoxicated at the time of the accident which caused his and a passenger's deaths. After Ebert posted this tweet, there were a great deal of negative and malicious responses both on Twitter and Facebook.