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Follow Up of the Day: Following a rough 24 hours during which he received multiple death threats and had his Facebook page briefly removed, Roger Ebert took to his Chicago Sun-Times blog to kinda-sorta apologize for appearing to call the late Ryan Dunn a drunk-driving jackass on Twitter. “I was probably too quick to tweet,” Ebert writes. “That was unseemly.”
The famed film critic was lambasted by Dunn’s close friend Bam Margera, who called Ebert a “piece of sh*t,” and advised him to “shut your fat f*cking mouth.” Ebert responded by offering his sympathy to Dunn’s family and friends, but wouldn’t go so far as to retract his statement wholesale, pointing out that when Perez Hilton called his comment insensitive, the majority of Perez’s readers disagreed.
“I meant exactly what I wrote,” Ebert says, but notes that he “wasn’t calling Ryan Dunn a jackass,” merely “referring to his association with ‘Jackass’.” He concluded his statement with a reiteration: “Friends don’t let friends drink and drive.”
Ebert is the only one brave enough to tell the truth, to many people are emotionally involved and letting their emotions get in the way.
“The scale of porn is huge. What causes the acceleration? It’s not abundant supply. It’s demand. Porn and teenage boys have been inseparable since the beginning of time. The Internet offers more extreme porn than the airbrushed Playboy images I grew up on, but that’s not a reason to get unduly riled. I’m much more concerned about porn and adult males, many of whom seem to use it as a substitute for real relationships. Substitution quickly becomes distance, and distance becomes an unbridgeable chasm—and the porn-obsessed masturbator develops an unhealthy view of sex and women. Millions and millions of sick men out there. If I were an American woman, I’d be very cautious.”
Jesse Kornbluth, former AOL editor-in-chief