Jim Carrey has some harsh words for Fox News. Carrey released a statement on Friday blasting the conservative news network as "a media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams."
Carrey's issue with Fox News stems from the response to his recent anti-gun lobby video "Cold Dead Hand," produced in conjunction with Funny or Die.
Greg Gutfeld, a Fox News personality, attacked Carrey after the clip went viral, 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. [...] 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."
Carrey responded to some of the attacks on Twitter -- "I'd like to respond to all the conservative bundits out there personally but I'm far too busy NOT stumping for the gun companies," he wrote -- but took things one step further on Friday. Carrey's full statement against Fox News is 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.
Carrey hasn't backed down on Twitter either. On March 28 he wrote that the success of "Cold Dead Hand" was "forcing intolerent goons everywhere to show their hideous face."