Jim Carrey Criticizes Fox News For Response To Anti-Gun Video

Actor Jim Carrey has been fighting off critics over an anti-gun lobby video he made recently titled “Cold Dead Hand,” produced with Funny or Die. His latest target is right-leaning cable news channel Fox News, which he called a “media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams.”

Carrey’s anti-gun lobby video mocked Charlton Heston and the Second Amendment, and set off a firestorm of criticism from the pro-gun crowd. Some protested the actor by putting (allegedly) autographed head-shots of him up for auction on eBay, promising that the proceeds from the sale would go toward buying a gun.

The 51-year-old actor’s video was also attacked recently by Fox News‘ Greg Gutfeld, who said:

“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.”

That was apparently the blurb that caught Carrey’s attention, causing him to respond on Twitter:

Carrey’s full statement against Fox News is as follows:

“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.”

Whatever criticism Carrey may be getting, “Cold Dead Hand” has been a success, which is the part the actor is focused on:

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