BREAKING: Jim Carrey Apologizes to “Assault Rifle Fans”

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Calling Jim Carrey’s Twitter apology to owners of “assault rifles” a “breaking story” is like calling the chive.com‘s photographic ode to summer an advertisement for chastity rings. For that I apologize (the breaking news designation and the rings, not The Chive’s salaciousness). Needs must. Where was I? While it’s nice to see the anti-gun antagonist attempt to placate The People of the Gun, Mr. Carrey seems blissfully unaware that Americans who cherish their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms couldn’t give a toss whether or not Jim Carrey loves them. If he’d truly seen the light—if he’d gained an appreciation for the Second Amendment—that would be another story. A bigger and more important one. Especially if, as Dan suspects, the producers of Kick Ass 2 inspired this Tweet by kicking Carrey’s ass.

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91 Responses to BREAKING: Jim Carrey Apologizes to “Assault Rifle Fans”

  1. avatarIn Memphis says:

    I still dont like him or his movies. And to be honest, I have a hard time believing thoes celebrity social network sites are actually them.

  2. avatarMaagic Bullet says:

    Let him be funny back in Canada.

    • avatarsage419 says:

      You’ve got high hopes for him. I don’t believe he’s funny anywhere…

    • avatarNEIOWA says:

      Under what INS program are “entertainment” twits essential to the US economy such that they received Visas and US citizenship? Last I knew there is no shortage of unemployed wannabe “comedians”/waiters.

      Carrey is still a moron/twit.

    • avatarAdam says:

      Actually, the English Bill of Rights–prototype of the American version–is part of the body of Canadian constitutional law, and includes the ‘right to bear arms.’ Only, in the imagination of Turdeau, rights like this one, property rights, free expression, etc. didn’t exist. Actually, before Pierre’s reign of error, Canada’s gun laws less strict than LBJ’s Gun Control Act (legal machine guns, and no background checks, for instance). It is taking a long time to undo Mr Fuddle Duddle’s rotten legacy in Canada, but we’re doing our best.

  3. avatarBen Eli says:

    When did he call us names?

  4. Great. Now maybe he can apologize to all the parents of children who died of horrible diseases because he told them that inoculations cause autism.

    • avatarWilliam says:

      Apologize because they DO? The data is incontrovertible, my friend. Hearting vaccinations will not protect any children. My grandson is eight, and, by your way of thinking, should be a basket case of childhood diseases by now. Yet he has had NONE, while it is his vaccinated classmates that get all the childhood diseases.

      So I’m waiting for you to explain to me why mercury is so good for the minds of developing children… TAP…. TAP…. TAP…..

      • avatarMatt in FL says:

        His classmates get measles, mumps, rubella, and polio? Or did you just mean chicken pox?

      • avatarPK says:

        Do you realize that the perpetrator of the poison vaccine myth has been jailed for his intentionally damaging campaign? The studies were entirely false.

      • avatarSteve says:

        It’s called “Herd immunization”

        You attack him saying the ‘The data is incontrovertible” yet don’t understand a simple medical concept?

        • avatarJesse says:

          Yup. If a majority of the population get’s vaccinated the disease will die out becuase there is not enough people able to carry the disease to help spread the disease.

          I think I read somewhere that if something like 75% of the population all got the flu vaccine we as a species wouldn’t have the flu ever again.

      • avatarMatt says:

        Wait, someone still believes that there is mercury in vaccines? These people are more hilarious than those who think that only mass murderers want AR15s!

      • avatarJason says:

        I’ve never understood how people looked at the criminally negligent Wakefield study, made up their mind and then stopped listening to the overwhelming scientific consensus that vaccines do not cause autism…

        If you are going to try citing “incontrovertible” data, at least do us the favor of actually READING the data first.

        • avatarneiowa says:

          “overwhelming scientific consensus” Where else have I heard that?

          Perhaps most of the loonie left religious totems of the last 3oyrs. Makes a skeptic a bit skeptical.

      • avatarWLCE says:

        /facepalm

        …This why we cant have nice things.

      • avatarAl says:

        Well, my friend, to begin, you’re wrong about mercury-derived preservatives in immunizations.
        http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiomersal_controversy

        Second, the reason your grandson doesn’t catch a dread disease is that all the kids with intelligence in their genetic background have been immunized against them, and so cannot be carriers.

        Take your grandchild to Africa or India. See how his system does without modern medicine. Let us know how it goes. If the child survives.

    • avatarWilliam Burke says:

      U.S. Courts rule Vaccines Containing MMR and Thimerosal Caused Autism:

      http://www.activistpost.com/2013/07/courts-rule-vaccines-containing-mmr-and.html

      .pdf links to actual rulings are towards the end of the article.

      You’re welcome!

    • avatarAdam says:

      I used to get flu shots and whatnot all of the time, but things like a recall of a vaccine with ACTIVE flu viruses happened. And then there is the fact that, despite threats of sanctions, something like 60% of doctors and nurses are not getting flu shots. Why?

      http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/conditions/doctor-stirs-debate-over-mandatory-flu-shots/article10322395/

      • avatarMatt in FL says:

        I just never understood the flu shot thing. I used to work in a retail store with about 20 employees at our location. Most of the employees would get flu shots every year, and the store manager was vehement that we all should. Most of those who got the shots would feel like absolute shit for 2-3 days after, and some of them still got sick at some point during flu season. Myself and another guy who never got shots also never got sick. Maybe we just have strong constitutions.

      • avatarSCS says:

        I had a bad reaction to it about 5 years ago. No flu shot since, and I am around sick people all day.

  5. avatarChip says:

    Jim who?

    Carrey?

    Never heard of him. What’s he do?

  6. avatarLucas D. says:

    Tell ya what, Jim: go ahead and vanish from the public eye again like you did back in 1998 and all will be forgiven.

  7. avatarthingi says:

    Even after his original comment, my opinion of his work didn’t change. I’ve always been a fan, especially of his 90s stuff. To be honest if I let the views of any actor/actress sway my opinion of their work, I wouldn’t ever watch any movie, TV show, cartoon, etc.

    Anyway, I appreciate his apology (unless he’s only making it because he’s grown tired of any repercussions he’s received), although I think it would have been more appropriate if it came a lot sooner.

  8. Oh, that makes it all better now. I’m gonna go buy my early tickets to Kick Ass 2 right now.

    HAHAHA! See? I can be funny just like you, Mr. Carrey.

  9. avatarAvid Reader says:

    I didn’t give a rat’s back end what he thought before, and I don’t now. Unfortunately, there is a minority with opinions that are swayed by the drivel that issues forth from his mouth and the mouths of those like him.

  10. avatarCharles Stewart says:

    Jim go blow smoke somewhere else!!! you just rememberd that running your mouth might cost you in the wallet!

  11. avatarMatt in FL says:

    I suppose it’s nice that he apologized for his antisocial behavior, but in all honesty, his apology means as little to me as the original comments that inspired it.

    • avatarDisThunder says:

      Same. Apologizing to “assault rifle fans” just shows how little he actually understands what this is about.

      • avatarWilliam Burke says:

        That he doesn’t understand is a given. I think his career has become so shaky, he’s just trying to blow which way he thinks the wind is blowing.

    • avatarDerrick says:

      I’d rather he not apologize at all. Everybody apologizes for what they say now-a-days, I wish somebody had some balls and stood by what they said rather than trying to look like a nice guy, just cause they don’t want to upset someone or Offend “gasp”. I’d rather people be up front with us. For instance, at least Feinstein and Bloomberg tell you straight up what they would do with guns. They may both be some form of gremlin(don’t get water on them or feed them after midnight) but at least they’re honest and upfront about it. Schumer, that guy is pure snake oil. Which one is it chuck, you want guns registered or you dont. Anyways, carrey that’s fine, if you don’t like guns, great, go pound sand.

      • avatarMatt in FL says:

        That’s a very valid point. People (especially famous people) will say just about anything these days, knowing that a good publicist and an apparently heartfelt apology can walk back just about anything that happens to draw criticism, and also knowing that the general public’s attention span is shorter than my last relationship.

  12. avatarRalph says:

    Fvck him and the horse that rode in on him.

  13. avatarS.CROCK says:

    jim? is that the guy that looked best in his movie when he had a mask on his head?

  14. avatarRopingdown says:

    First he ignores you. Then he laughs at you. Then he insults you. Then he pretends to apologize. Then he buys an AR.

    • avatarpyratemime says:

      Maybe he and Mark Kelly can go shopping for one together. I hear Mark really knows how to find good photo ops… I mean deals.

      • avatarDerrick says:

        Oh like the “Partially ‘discounted’ Bloody Congresswoman” sale. I hear that ones all the rage.

  15. avatarMojoRonin says:

    The second he aired his cold dead hands video, he lost me as any kind of fan, because at that point he was already a has-been. Now he’s a never-will.

  16. avatarDon says:

    I like absurdist and physical comedy, I just never thought Jim Carrey was any good at it.

    I did like Kick-Ass however and will probably like the sequel. It was a good violent comedic romp with a large sprinkling of shell casings. The hypocrisy of Carrey for getting paid in a violent gun comedy is heart warming.

  17. avatarwatchmenlewis says:

    your still out of my movie rack u tard

  18. avatarensitue says:

    Carey had a disruptive youth which, while his body aged, he never grew-out of, this made him perfect fodder for Hollywood which unfortunately subsidizes his borderline personality issues, abuse issues and meglomania. We suffer as a result.

  19. avatarWiregrass says:

    It will be easier for me to ignore Jim Carrey than it will be for him to get me to see his movies. He can move on to obscurity any time now.

  20. avatarRickP says:

    I believe that a……. Jim Carey can KMA…………….. is in order.

  21. avatarJeffR says:

    What I find remarkable is that someone from Hollywood actually felt the need to apologize to the gun community. I take this as a positive sign that what we are doing as a community is working. (He can still shove his apology. That video was ridiculous.)

  22. avatarracer88 says:

    The condescending “apology” is not an apology, but rather just another thinly-veiled insult. Addressing us as “assault rifle fans” is simply another form of derision.

  23. avatarCarlosT says:

    Not to flame the blog or anything, but did you mean “appease” or maybe “mollify”? “Ameliorate” means to improve, and I’m sure he’d love to “improve” us (in his opinion), but it doesn’t seem to fit the sentence.

  24. avatarready,fire,aim says:

    It”s funny how they (liberal Hollywood) get all apologetic …. see god and check them self’s into rehab the minute they fu&k up and their careers take a turn for the worse sorry jimbo your FAKE apology is falling on deaf ears…..oh ya buy the way last night i tapped your ex wife’s ass…..what the Fu&k she ever saw in you i’ll never understand…

  25. avatarMediocrates says:

    Jim Carrey can suck it.

  26. avatarWLCE says:

    What a pretentious shit head.

    As if anybody cares.

    Apology not accepted. Maybe its me; on the subject of my rights, my sense of humor has been terribly lacking.

  27. avatarTotenglocke says:

    I replied to him telling him to apologize for all the kids he’s killed by pushing his anti-vaccine agenda. He’s killed more innocent people than all 100 million or so law abiding gun owners in the US.

  28. avatarAnmut says:

    F*ck him and f*ck his movies. My family won’t be spending a dime on any of his junk ever again.

  29. avatarJames1000 says:

    Perhaps I’m wrong, but it seems there are far more dangerous anti’s out there that deserve this kind of attention.

  30. avatarPaul53 says:

    Jim Carrey? He the guy that took Bob Barkers job?

    • avatarHobbez says:

      No, thats Drew Carey. An American comedian that was actually funny at one point in his career…. Pretty much the exact opposite of mr. Jim

  31. avatarMurray says:

    Our support of the 2nd Amendment, up-holds your right to say what you will. Take away our 2nd amendment and see what happens to your right of free speech.

  32. avatarAndy says:

    This is just more damage control by the studio,so Kick Ass 2 won’t go down in flames,but it is a little too late for it I believe,especially since he really hasn’t changed his stance against firearms.Jim go back to Canada,they might still like you there.Be prepared and ready.Keep your powder dry.

  33. avatarNine says:

    Is that man incapable of writing basic English?

  34. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a nub.

  35. avatarRich Grise says:

    He says, “Assault rifle fans…” It makes me want to bitch-slap the twerp.

    Especially considering there is no definition of “assault rifle” other than “it’s black and scary-looking.”

  36. avatarJOE MATAFOME says:

    This moron has never been funny and he doesn’t even have the balls to stand up for his beliefs. He hates gun owners and he doesn’t want us to be able to defend ourselves. He changed his tune because all the gun owners hate him and his so called career is about to fall off a cliff head first. Karma’s a bitch jimmy no talent (or balls).

  37. avatarLSUTigersFan says:

    I am tempted to join Twitter just to tell him to fuck off…

  38. avatarSmaj says:

    Yawn. Your career is over. Accept that and leave us alone.

  39. avatarMatt in AL says:

    Jim Carrey is like Cheaper Than Dirt to me…never spending another dime with either of them.

  40. avatarSlappy says:

    He was an asshat before his little rant, and he’s still an asshat after his failed apology.

  41. avatarPaul53 says:

    All comedians are wounded people trying to cope with pain by being funny. Some succeed better than others.

  42. avatarGov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    Apparently someone told Jimmie that gun owners also go to movies, and since just about every movie he’s done since 1994 has been an enormous flop, he is at least finally getting wise. Too little to late.

    It’s amazing how long Hollywood will keep a washed up has been employed.

  43. avatarJW says:

    To hell with him. His apologies wreak of crocodile tears. When he donates his entire salary from Kick Ass 2 to the NRA then we can talk about his sincerity for forgiveness. Until he does we need to realize he is a viper.

  44. avatarScrimshaw says:

    I did feel betrayed when he called us names (see music video)
    I have been a fan of his for years, and still plan to watch his movies.
    While his apology is questionably genuine, I will accept it with a grain of salt,
    And wait, and see.

  45. avatarDon Keedick says:

    Jim f*ck you and your career, you were mildly funny but now you’re dead to me. I will never support you again by seeing a movie you are in.

    This goes for a lot of the Hollywood elitist hypocrites.

  46. avatarNVGunner says:

    Hey Carrey, go fuck yourself. Cockbag.

  47. avatarIdahoPete says:

    Who or what is a “Jim Carrey” and why does anybody give a sh*t about his opinion?

  48. avatarKillercod says:

    Well…BYE!

  49. avatarPat says:

    It was his attack of Chuck Heston , a good man and Hollywood legend, that angered me.

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