In response to several of Fox News’ opinion commentators having harsh words for his anti-gun Funny or Die video, actor Jim Carrey has lashed out at the network, claiming he was slandered for his views by the network’s “bullies,” and that the successful cable network is nothing more than a “giant culture fart.”
In a statement issued Friday afternoon, Carrey repeatedly referred to the network as “Fux News” and suggested that the criticism from commentators like Greg Gutfeld was tantamount to slander. “If I felt they were worth my time or that anyone with a brain in their head could actually fall for such irresponsible buffoonery,” he said, suggesting he’s thought about pursuing legal action.
Gutfeld was the most vocal critic of Carrey’s video this past week, calling Carrey a “pathetic tool” and a “coward” for his music video that mocked pro-gun advocates like the late Charlton Heston and stereotypical hillbillies.
Carrey’s statement below:
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.
[h/t Hollywood Reporter]
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