Last week, Jim Carrey earned the ire of Fox News by recording an anti-gun comedy video, “Cold Dead Hand,” for "Funny or Die." Now, the “Ace Ventura” star is striking back, declaring Fox News “a giant culture fart.”
The six-minute video, in which Carrey mocked the late actor and NRA president Charlton Heston and his famous “cold dead hands” speech, got the comedian some on-air hate from Fox News personality Greg Gutfeld earlier in the week.
"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,” Gutfed fumed on air, according to Guns.com. “This 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."
Apparently, Carrey isn’t taking this lying down. On Friday, he made a few joking remarks at Fox News’ expense on Twitter, and later in the day released a full statement calling the channel “a media colonoscopy bag that has begun to burst at the seams,” among other such expressions.
Read Carrey’s full statement blasting Fox News below, courtesy of the Huffington Post.
“Since I released my "Cold Dead Hand" video on Funny or Die this week, I have watched F*x 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 F*x 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 F*x 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.”
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.