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

Last Updated: June 21, 2011 @ 7:19 PM

"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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