Jim Carrey Proves Why We Shouldn't Look To Celebrities On Serious Policy Issues

Not long ago funny-man actor Jim Carrey mocked and belittled gun owners in a skit for Funny or Die (see below). Not surprisingly, since he was unloading on one of the most controversial and divisive issues in the country in a charged political atmosphere, he got a lot of criticism for it.

Now Carrey is firing back, blaming “Fux News” (real mature, Jim) for “slander.”

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.

Aside from proving that other people clearly write his stuff for him, Carrey does what most celebrities do when they tick off a significant portion of their fan base by spouting something inane about politics. He plays the victim.

Poor, poor Jim Carrey doesn’t like being criticized for using his celebrity as a platform to belittle people who have certain views about gun rights. Cry me a river.

We live in a democracy. A place where people like Jim Carrey are free to make whatever social or political wants they want, and others are free to fire back with criticism. If Carrey doesn’t like it, maybe he should stick to dick and fart jokes.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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