Bam Margera, of Jackass fame, has been vilified by animal rights supporters, after he posted a photo showing a gun to the head of an adorable yorkie-mix puppy on Twitter on October 4th.

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."

Margera has a history of 'missing the mark' and almost always at his own detriment. He broke his 'tailbone' (coccyx) while filming for the Jackass series, and earlier this year he had a lucky escape after falling 100ft off a cliff in a kayak. After emergency surgery, he was well enough to tweet a photo of himself from his sickbed.