Margera is back in the news once again, this time for posting Twitter pictures of himself taking aim with a play pistol at the heads of two of his pets, to say the least animal lovers are not happy. Bam says it’s all a joke, but has 820,000 Twitter followers, and many of them are young, impressionable teens.”Depictions of anything negative with animals, any violence with animals is really not funny,” said Chester County SPCA spokesman Rich Britton who also hosts a radio show called Passionate About Pets.
Bam sat down with Myfoxphilly.com at his West Chester home to talk about the incident:
“I’m on ‘Jackass, ‘so I like humor like that, and I I like shock value purposes,” Margera said. He showed us Trouble the cat, lounging around on a couch, living the life, then he apologized while showering Penny with kisses.”Sorry if I offended anybody. But I’m an animal lover and I’d never hurt this dog in a million years, and the gun is a fake gun.”
Despite Margera’s apologies, his gun-toting image is tough to take because of recent cases of dog abuse in Chester County. A Yorkie-mix was one of two dogs set on fire and found dead over the summer. “I wasn’t aware of that going on,” Bam said sitting with his girlfriend Nikki Boyd. “But, yeah, I didn’t want to offend anybody. I just wanted to make people laugh.” But the SPCA’s Britton said, “We know Bam in this area as a great celebrity with a huge following. People love him, and we understand he’s a big animal lover. So we really urge him to take these negative images to turn them into something positive to really help animals.”
While trying to board his flight Bam, the Jackass daredevil, 32, was taken into police custody after his boisterous behavior at the airport caused a scene. Police officials told TMZ that Margera, 32, reeked of alcohol and was loud and combative but the former MTV star insisted later to the outlet that he wasn’t intoxicated at the time. He was later released.
On another note, below is a video I recently came across of Bam explaining what he has been up too and a tour of his house/compound. Bam is a local West Chester resident and grew up skating the streets of downtown West Chester. He is true to his roots and we respect that, Check out the video below!
This Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., the Chester County Historical Society will welcome the West Chester debut of Brandon “Bam” Margera’s artwork. The homegrown star of Jackass fame is teaming up with West Chester artist John Hannafin, a Historical Society regular, for Gallery Walk, a popular, borough event held on the first Fridays of June and October.
Robert Lukens, the Historical Society president, said Hannafin has been renting exhibit space from CCHS for four or five years. This time, Hannafin added Margera and a couple of Margera’s friends including photographers Red Mohawk and Ryan Gee, it is expected to be an eclectic mix. Make sure not to miss the Gallery Walk this Friday in downtown West Chester for more information check out this article offering a little more insight into the event.
Brandon “Bam” Margera, the risk-taking star of the Jackass franchise, had to call 911 Thursday afternoon when his new Porsche had a run in with a pickup truck on a country road close to his
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Chester County home. State Police said Margera was “stopped at a properly posted stop sign” at 1:48 p.m. on southbound Locust Grove Road at Corrine Road in Pocopson Township when an unidentified driver of a Ford pickup who was turning onto Locust Grove Road sideswiped Margera’s 2011 Porsche Panamera.
“The fact that the driver was Bam had no bearing on the investigation,” said Trooper Corey Monthei, a state police spokesman from the Avondale barracks. Monthei said the incident qualified as a “non-reportable crash” since no one was injured, no vehicle was towed, and no sign of drug or alcohol impairment existed. He said it was not unusual that the truck driver was not cited.
“That occasionally happens,” Monthei said. “I don’t know the specifics here, but sometimes there are reasons for not filing charges; sometimes we’ll just issue a warning.” Monthei said it appeared that Margera, who has elevated a penchant for risk-taking high jinks into a lucrative career, was simply the victim of a minor accident. A West Chester native, Margera skateboarded to fame on MTV’s Jackass, a venue for stupid human tricks that led to a succession of popular movies.
The accident comes four months after Margera’s best friend and costar Ryan Dunn crashed his 2007 Porsche in Chester County’s West Goshen Township – a fiery speed- and alcohol-fueled wreck that killed Dunn and his only passenger. For a free car insurance quote check out http://www.kimberleyvassal.com today!
Established in 1977, FAIRMAN’S is one of the East Coast’s oldest and most respected Skate, Snow and Surf shops. Home of professional skateboarders, Bam Margera and Mike Maldonado, Fairman’s skate shop has been a staple of the east coast skateboarding community for over 30 years. Fairman’s is located on the corner of West Gay and North Church Streets in the heart of historic downtown West Chester. For more information about the shop check out the video below and visit their website http://www.fairmans.com
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The Jackass crew put together a great 5 minute clip of Ryan throughout the past 12+ years, Check it out below! Ryan was a West Chester local and will be missed by all, Rest in Peace.
“Jackass” star Bam Margera talks on WMMR radio about not being able to cry anymore over his friend Ryan Dunn’s death. He also talks about how West Chester is mourning with him and a message for drivers.