Ryan Dunn Remembered: Tributes and Criticism for the Late ‘Jackass’ Star

In the wake of the Jackass star's fatal car crash, reactions of all kind flow free on the internet

"Jackass" fans have turned to social media in the wake of Ryan Dunn’s death Monday morning, offering tribute counterbalanced by cynicism and finger wagging by his detractors.

For example, Tweeter @ReganAbingdonXX wrote, “I’m actually so sad Ryan is dead … he (was) such a legend and I watched Jackass all my life and I loved it!”

Jackass co-star Jason Weeman Acuna (@iamweeman) wrote, "RYAN DUNN — a super awesome memory was at the J RODY walston & the business show!!! I MISS YOU BUD!! You were always a happy kick-ass dude!!"

Away from Twitter, the walls of Dunn's Facebook fan page were also filled.

One fan wrote, “You left a good mark on the world, made lots of people happy, and have now found a place in many hearts. Your parents, family and friends should be proud of you and I am sure they are glad to have known you. You will be missed. R.I.P.”

Another user posted a link to a separate tribute site, offering a public, albeit underused guestbook to record condolences.

But there was also a dash of cynicism.

Tweeter, @sheepie91, wrote, “Are we still doing the fake surprise at someone from Jackass actually dying thing?”

The Westboro Baptist Church took the criticism of the dead to another level, releasing a flyer announcing their intention to protest Ryan Dunn’s funeral. 

 

They write: “DRAB PERVERT HAWKED PORN-LEVEL FILTH (E.G., TOY CAR UP HIS RECTUM FOR ENTERTAINMENT) TO GET RICH OFF A PERVERSE GENERATION.”

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