Jim Carrey vs. Fox News: Network Dares Comedic Star to File Lawsuit
Mar 30, 2013 03:21 PM EDT
Ever since actor Jim Carrey released the satirical music video skit "Cold Dead Hand" in which he attacked opponents of gun control, the wave of venom between him and conservatives has continued unabated, the Wrap reported. The bulk of this firestorm has been between Carrey and pundits of "The Five," a show on the Fox News Channel, and the nasty back-and-forth has been with its host, Greg Gutfeld.
Carrey's skit, "Cold Dead Hand" is a satire of rural America, in which the actor plays Charlton Heston, country singer Lonesome Earl (with his band the Clutterbusters) and a cameo by actor Jack Elliott. The title is a reference to a statement Heston made while acting as spokesperson for the National Rifle Association. It is staged as an episode of the variety program Hee Haw, with special guests Abraham Lincoln, John Lennon and Mahatma Gandhi -- all of whom were assassinated by guns, and were peace advocates.
In response, Gutfeld ranted against Carrey, saying, "He is probably the most pathetic tool on the face of the earth and I hope his career is dead and I hope he ends up sleeping in a car... The video made me want to go out and buy a gun. He thinks this is biting satire going after rural America and a dead man... He's a dirty, stinking coward... He's such a pathetic, sad, little freak. He's a gibbering mess. He's a modern bigot."
Carrey then released a statement blasting the news network, as "a last resort for kinda-sorta-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.I sincerely believe that in time, good people will lose patience with the petty and poisonous behavior of these bullies, Fux News will be remembered as nothing more than a giant culture fart that no amount of Garlique could cure," he charged.
The network released another statement, goading the actor to follow through with a lawsuit if he means it.
Carrey, who is 51, hoped "Cold Dead Hand" will spotlight his "stand against large magazines and assault rifles."
Carrey has also taken to his Twitter page where he continues to vent his rage against gun advocates, and Fox News.
One such tweet reads, "G'morning! Hope you're enjoying Cold Dead Hand.FYI,my bodyguard doesn't have a hundred rounds in his clip.I wish u all a bullet free day!"
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