In response to the criticism he has made a public apology, saying '"Sorry if I offended anybody. I am a big animal lover... I just like to joke around. I would never, ever in a million years ever hurt a dog or a cat or any animal.” He mocked his own statement after his post, by saying “If production raps about rapping one more time. Then, of course. Production goes bye byes!” and in response, Production, a friend of Margera, said “@BAM__MARGERA went looking for trouble... We found him... Now he is going bye bye...” Plus, later he posted a photo of his mum with the fake gun to his head, with the caption: “"April said @Bam_Margera does one more dumb thing he goes bye bye.”
However, Richard Britton, spokesperson for The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals did not see the funny side. He said "It's not funny. He has missed the mark on this one."
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Bam Margera is used to acting the 'Jackass' for the MTV stunt show, but he proved himself one all of a different kind recently when posting a picture on his Twitter account that showed him threatening his pet dog with a gun.
Margera thought that the visual joke would strike a chord with his followers, who know full well his slightly risqué antics as part of the Jackass team over the years. However, although he stated that the gun he was holding to Penny's head was a fake, he still received a barrage of abuse from followers, causing the 33 year-old to apologise.
The Philadelphia Inquirer points out that the Chester County region in which Margera resides has been hit by a spate of horrific animal abuse recently and so the stunt man's photo was somewhat ill-timed and crass even if it was just a joke. A spokesman for the SPCA (Society of Prevention of Cruelty To Animals) said the picture was "not funny" and added that the comedian had "missed the mark on this one."
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Bam Margera, Jackass and Las Vegas - Bam Margera, Bianca Garozzo Las Vegas, Nevada - Bam Margera celebrates the success of Jackass 3D and the upcoming book Jackass: 10 Years of Stupid at Lavo at The Palazzo Resort Hotel and Casino Saturday 20th November 2010
Once again, the film jumps aimlessly from one clip to the next, hoping we find physical injury, constant laddish taunting and obsession with genitalia hilarious. To be honest, some of it is very funny, mainly because we can't believe that an adult would do something so stupid. Many of the gags involve throwing themselves into objects (or vice versa) like a live-action Road Runner cartoon with added bodily fluids. They have rather a lot of fun in the blast area of a massive jet engine and put themselves in jeopardy from some very large animals. One of the more outrageous bits involves playing tetherball with an angry beehive.
Continue reading: Jackass 3D Review
Does Jackass: Number Two live up to its promise? You bet it does, though that may not necessarily be a good thing. My unscientific running tally of the scenarios gives the absurd a slight edge over the tedious. The stunts that work best -- "Butt Chug," "How to Milk a Horse," and "Terror Taxi" -- are insanely funny from beginning to end. Often, these jokes are taken beyond their logical end to achieve an entirely new degree of humor or vulgarity. Equally commendable are several stunts like "The Switcharoo" that slowly build tensions toward highly rewarding climaxes.
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Surprisingly, the four friends aren't slackers. They're motivated when it comes to getting what they want, which in this case happens to be an audience for their "Sponsor Me" tapes and, hopefully, a long-term contract and a gig skating for a living. Along the way, they encounter a healthy mixture of professional skaters, scantily clad skate babes (one female is actually listed in the credits as "Another Hot Girl"), and an army of washed up comics in cameos. Director Casey La Scala certainly keeps us guessing, as Bobcat Goldthwait, Dave Foley, Randy Quaid, and Tom Green grace the screen.
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I'm three hours out of Jackass and I still don't know what to think. I know I didn't get the idea of Jackass going into the movie, and after some pontification I now think I know what the deal is... but still can't be sure. Three hours out and the only two things I know are that Jackass doesn't have a point and maybe, just maybe, that is the point.
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Strictly for shallow-end-of-the-gene-pool types who find professional wrestling and monster truck shows too sophisticated for their simple-minded tastes, "Jackass: The Movie" is exactly like "Jackass" the stupid-stunts-and-practical-jokes MTV show, except that the swear words aren't bleeped out.
Sure it's funny from time to time watching Johnny Knoxville and his low-watt drinking buddies (a grunting sub-frat-boy bunch sure to be living off welfare in their parents' basements once their 15 minutes of fame is up) as they perform tailgate-surfing-caliber dares on low-grade home video. When they play demolition derby with golf carts or rollerskate in the back of a delivery van while one of them drives it around violently -- in other words when they're trying to hurt only themselves -- "Jackass" has brief moments of hilarity.
But at least half the movie consists of contemptible practical jokes played on unsuspecting innocents -- wearing old-age makeup while crashing wheelchairs in busy intersections, for example. Or taking a dump in a display toilet at a hardware store. The fact that these dimwits (and their built-in audience) find it amusing to be cruel to strangers and broadcast the acts for public consumption provides a real decline-of-Western-Civilization element to the picture.
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