Roger Ebert

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Facebook quickly tried to save, well, face, yesterday after it temporarily shut down Roger Ebert's page.

The famed movie critic found his account on the social networking site suspended after comments he made on Twitter about Jackass star Ryan Dunn sparked backlash, especially from Dunn's cohort Bam Margera.

"Facebook has removed my page in response, apparently, to malicious complaints from one or two jerks," Ebert tweeted following the suspension, adding: "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 eventually reinstated the account about an hour after its removal.

"The page was removed in error," a spokesperson for the site said in a statement. "We apologize for the inconvenience."

Ebert caused quite a bit of controversy when he tweeted "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive" on Monday upon hearing the news of Dunn's death in a fiery car crash.

He later took to his blog to clarify the remark and apologized to Dunn's friends and family if it was looked upon as "cruel" and admitted he "was probably too quick to tweet. That was unseemly."

"It was not intended as cruel. It was intended as true," Ebert wrote.

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