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Local celebrity Bam Margera in the news again

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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.”

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Bam: West Chester Mourns With Me

“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.

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‘Jackass’ Star Ryan Dunn Tragically Killed in Car Accident at Age 34

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Ryan Dunn, the 34-year-old “Jackass” star, died in a fatal car crash on Sunday night in Pennsylvania, MTV News confirmed Monday (June 20). According to TMZ, the accident occurred at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township. While it’s unknown who was driving at the time, an unidentified passenger also died in the crash. April Margera, the mother of Dunn’s “Jackass” co-star Bam, broke the news to WMMR 93.3’s “Preston and Steve” radio show.

TMZ also reported that the car caught fire in the crash. A tow truck was later sent to the scene to remove the car. A photo obtained by an NBC affiliate in Pennsylvania, showed the wrecked car on the side of the road. As of press time, no further information was known about the accident.

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