Jim Carrey isn’t about to let Fox News have the last word.
The 51-year-old put out a statement on Friday alleging that the cable news channel had “viciously” slandered him via its coverage of the Funny or Die video he released earlier this week, titled “Cold Dead Hand,” that pokes fun at the late former NRA president Charlton Heston and gun enthusiasts.
In the statement, the “Liar, Liar” actor continually refers to the network as “Fux News” and says he 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 for fall for such irresponsible buffoonery.”
In the video, which was posted this week, Carrey portrays both Heston and a country singer who mocks Heston and accuses him of trying to compensate for a certain, er, small body part with guns. Carrey has continued to tweet about the issue throughout the week, posting comments like “Gun control is not a class war being waged by the so called liberal elite and even if it was the best weapon isn't an AR-15. It's a book! ;^}” on Wednesday, and touting the fact “Cold Dead Hand” had 1.3 million views as of Friday.
Now I get it! Carrey no longer has a movie career. He's become irrelevant to most of us. Try to stimulate his waning career by getting involved in politics. Poor SOB. Facial expressions can no longer carry his career.