Jim Carrey vs. cable channel Fox News is on, and neither party is playing nice in this feud. The 51-year-old comedian is in a war of words with the conservative network that all began with a “Funny or Die” skit.
In the Hee-Haw-inspired clip that criticizes opponents of gun control reform, Carrey parodies the late Charlton Heston, screen legend and former President of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Fox commentator previously called Greg Gutfield called Carrey a “pathetic tool” for the skit, and said on The Five on Friday March 29: “I guess Jimmy thought he couldn’t lose a debate to a dead man … That’s what’s really funny — he did and now Charlton Heston has a brighter future in films than Jim Carrey.”
Carrey took the extra step of releasing a formal statement against the network, which he refers to as “F– News,” slamming it as a “a last resort for kinda-sorta-almost-journalists whose options have been severely limited by their extreme and intolerant views … I sincerely believe that in time, good people will lose patience with the petty and poisonous behavior of these bullies,” Carrey’s statement continues.
“F– News will be remembered as nothing more than a giant culture fart that no amount of Garlique could cure.”
Gutfield went on to call Carrey “washed up” and a civil rights pioneer “of sucking.”
It doesn’t look like Fox or Carrey is willing to make peace in this exchange.