On Friday (March 29), Carrey issued a statement in response to the conservative news network’s coverage of his Funny or Die video. The anti-NRA stance of “Cold Dead Head” and Carrey himself have both been ridiculed throughout the week.
Now, Jim Carrey is ready to fire back.
On Monday (March 25), Carrey (singing with a back-up band called the Clutterbusters, apparently made up of Gandhi, John Lennon and Abraham Lincoln) released the “Cold Dead Hand” video. The song made fun of anti-gun control stances in general and Charlton Heston (a former president of the NRA and the source of the quote used in the song’s title) in particular. Obviously, a lot of people were going to get mad.
As the most prominent source of the anger, so Carrey’s response is directed at Fox News. You can read the full 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.
So is the joke on Fox News or on Jim Carrey?