March 29th, 2013
06:16 PM ET
9 years ago

Carrey calls conservative media critics 'bullies'

(CNN) - Jim Carrey's video mocking the late actor and National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston didn't please some conservatives - not that Carrey himself minds.

The video, a spoof version of the old comedy show "Hee Haw," featured Carrey playing both Heston and the leader of a country-western group, mocking Heston's declaration that gun control advocates would have to pry his firearms "from my cold, dead hands"

Conservative pundits claimed Carrey was inappropriately denigrating Heston, who died in 2008. Taking particular aim at, presumably, Fox News - the spelling below is his - Carrey responded to the critics Friday.

"In my opinion Fux News is a last resort for kinda-sorta-almost-journalists whose options have been severely limited by their extreme and intolerant views; a media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams and should be emptied before it becomes a public health issue," Carrey wrote in a statement.

"I sincerely believe that in time, good people will lose patience with the petty and poisonous behavior of these bullies and Fux News will be remembered as nothing more than a giant culture fart that no amount of Garlique could cure," he continued.

Heston, who died in 2008, rose to fame as an actor in movies like "The Ten Commandments" and "Ben-Hur." Later in life, however, he turned his attention to political advocacy, eventually becoming the president of the National Rifle Association from 1998-2003.

Carrey starred in movies like "Ace Ventura Pet Detective" and "The Mask." He actively argues his case for gun control on Twitter @JimCarrey.

A spokeswoman for Fox News did not respond to a request for comment.

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soundoff (515 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    I bet if any one pays attention to this guy...absolutely–NO.

    March 29, 2013 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  2. Colin Morgan

    I think his description of Fux News is quite appropriate and correct.

    March 29, 2013 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  3. Steve Holle

    And we are supposed to care if Jim Carrey get's slammed for slamming someone else. I know it's too late but, grow up.

    March 29, 2013 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  4. rafaelkafka

    This monster, that will never be superior to a legend and a patriot like Heston, bullies a dead man and now he is the victim? You are a pathetic excuse of a human being, Carrey and we crushed you!

    March 29, 2013 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  5. Waldo Truth

    Jim Carrey is now banned from my home! Bye Jim me, my family and millions more like us are done with you! Give up your own freedoms but you are not taking mine. Got it? You are unAmerican and let the boycott begin!

    March 29, 2013 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  6. Evergreen

    Planet of the Apes was also one of Mr. Hestons movie roles (and one of my favorites). Is there a reason why this one is never mentioned?

    March 29, 2013 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  7. Rob

    How are you gonna make it in this business if you can't take it?


    March 29, 2013 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  8. spiris333

    Cold day in Hades before I buy anything or watch anything to do with the mindless liberal carrey. His days are done.

    March 29, 2013 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  9. Danielle

    Just because one's job involves a script and a camera doesn't mean that they lack the capacity to think beyond lights and glitter. To everyone that says they don't care what Carey's opinion on the matter is because he's "just" a liberal entertainer searching for another 15 minutes, you are obviously unaware of his serious work. Jim Carey doesn't hesitate to talk about the bigger issues... Youtube him. We're all citizens of this country (yes, even Canadians if they go through this process called immigration), and there are many issues that are, thankfully, our right to discuss... regardless of you who are, famous or not!

    March 29, 2013 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  10. Spgfld Tom

    Jim Carrey – a perfect example of why cocaine is illegal. If you can't take the heat, Jimmy, stay out of the kitchen

    March 29, 2013 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  11. Wes

    I guess carrey wasn't acting during the filming of 'Dumb and Dumber'.

    March 29, 2013 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  12. Charles Bennett

    Poor Jimmy. He open his mouth and can't handle the response. I'm sure there's a few bleeding hearts ready for Jimmy with some tissues. I guess he's going to have to live on the money he's already made, because his career is over. Who would want to see anything with a whining, spoiled Hollywood big mouth that can't keep his political views to himself? Bye-Bye Jimmy. Have fun with your future bankruptcy.

    March 29, 2013 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  13. smithsd

    I watched the video expecting to laugh, but it is much like most of his material, not funny. Jim Carrey has not been relevant for 10 plus years, and has become very very creepy, especially toward younger women. I think this is his attempt to get some publicity, and it worked, but unfortunately, everyone who sees the video agrees it lacks anything to even crack a smile, and I support gun control.

    March 29, 2013 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  14. Josh

    Go preach gun control in Canada MR. Carrey! Gun control is NOT the answer, good parenting is!!!!

    March 29, 2013 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  15. Cal

    Carey is a has been....another liberal that cannot take facts.

    March 29, 2013 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  16. abnguy

    They did not mention he was active in the civil rights movement. I saw a picture of him and Dr. King at the Lincoln memorial.

    March 29, 2013 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  17. Tom

    Hooray for Carrey! Fox News is a joke, and has done considerable harm to the national image of the USA.

    March 29, 2013 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  18. Georgia

    Poor Jim getting picked on by those mean ole "conservatives"
    The potty humor artist formerly known as ACE should grow a pair.

    March 29, 2013 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  19. Cal Newlan

    Jim who?

    March 29, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  20. Truth hurts

    Classic quote – go Jim.

    March 29, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  21. Bill

    It seems Mr. Carey can dish it out but he can't take it. Didn't he use to be some kind of comedian?

    March 29, 2013 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  22. Cindy

    Carrey is clown. Never liked him before his attempt at senseless humor and he is still a no body in my life. It is notable that Carrey didnt have the guts to pick on a live person and then cried bully when it is himself attempting to bully gun owners. What a wimp.

    March 29, 2013 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  23. Right on the Left Coast

    Hye, Jim, you should spend a little more time polishing your oscars.....oh wait!

    Somehting else the honourable Mr Heston has that you don't. Too bad so is your career, now on the downhill side of a molehill.

    March 29, 2013 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  24. mayanardoq

    Jim, I concur.

    March 29, 2013 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  25. Lindalou

    Succinct and well phrased Mr. Carrey. Couldn't disagree with a single point. I too await the day Fux is a thing of the past. Never in our history has there been a more divisive group of people passing themselves off as journalists.

    March 29, 2013 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
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