Jim Carrey condemns Charlton Heston to Hell in 'Hee Haw' spoof video
Jim Carrey pulls no punches in the gun control debate. What a great Canadian.
Jim Carrey may hail from Canada, but he's one of America's biggest stars. Carrey has also been a US citizen since 2004, and is throwing his celebrity behind the push for more serious gun control.
Jim Carrey did a "Hee Haw" spoof video for Funny or Die, in which he looks a lot like Bruce Campbell as he impersonates the late Charlton Heston. In the video, Carrey-as-Heston watches Jim Carrey-as-a-country-singer (along with American alt-rock band The Eels) perform a song called "Cold Dead Hand", echoing Charlton Heston's most famous quote.
"Jim Carrey" and "subtle" are rarely used in the same sentence. If that video were made by Eternal-Sunshine-of-theSpotless-Mind Jim Carrey rather than Ace-Ventura Jim Carrey, would it have gone as viral? Probably not. That guy knows what works; he knows his audience.
Pushback for such a video was virtually guaranteed, and so it came to pass. That's what happens when you imply that Charlton Heston's firearms advocacy has kept him out of Heaven.
Fox News (which also knows its audience) raked Carrey over the coals for the video, as it was a direct shot at the network's core viewership. Jim Carrey shot back,
“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.”