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 Friday 7th January 2011 has lunch with friends in in Los Feliz Los Angeles, California
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
Bam Margera Friday 23rd July 2010 Sony's The Other Guys Maxim Party At Comic-Con San Diego, USA