Children of the 1990s prayed to one dynamic, insuperable god: Jim Carrey… and this before he even played a dynamic, insuperable god in 2003’s Bruce Almighty. Carrey has long reigned as hero to the countless youths insatiable for his brand of outlandish slapstick. Past the turn of the millennium, he earned new worshippers with the likes of emotionally riveting films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and later I Love You, Phillip Morris. And now, he is bound to gather a fleet of compatriots for his recent tirade against Fox News.
The beloved Carrey teamed with Funny or Die to release a gun-bashing, hillbilly-mocking, Charlton Heston-defying video last week, earning the scorn of the right-leaning Fox News’ Greg Gutfield, who called Carrey “the most pathetic tool on the face of the earth” (among other niceties). In response, Carrey unleashed his Hank Evans side — Me, Myself & Irene jokes are always a winner — with the following statement against the network, via The Huffington Post:
Since I released my “Cold Dead Hand” video on Funny or Die this week, I have watched Fux News rant, rave, bare its fangs and viciously slander me because of my stand against large magazines and assault rifles. I would take them to task legally if I felt they were worth my time or that anyone with a brain in their head could actually fall for such irresponsible buffoonery. That would gain them far too much attention which is all they really care about.
I’ll just say this: 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.
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.
I wish them all the luck that accompanies such malevolence.
Kind of makes you forgive him for that Burt Wonderstone debacle, doesn’t it?
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