What is it about people with million-dollar mansions that makes them think they can automatically understand how everybody else lives their lives?
How do people who campaigned for one of the most unfeeling, selfish despot-wannabes – not once but twice – think that they know what’s best for this country and its citizens?
All intelligent questions. (Clearly, since I asked them.) But intelligence doesn’t factor very heavily into Hollywood, if it does at all.
Jim Carrey, for instance – a comedian perhaps best known for starring in Dumb and Dumber – apparently doesn’t know that his entire industry glamorizes violence in general and gun violence in particular.
Carrey himself might not wield a gun on the big screen all that often, but he pals around with plenty of actors and actresses who do. He regularly works with, gets paid by, dates and even marries Hollywood players who have made money by making guns look good, usually in all the wrong ways.
So it seems more than a bit hypocritical for him to take to Twitter last month to post that anyone “who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting.”
Nice judgment coming from somebody with a net worth of $150 million when there are children dying of starvation around the world. Does he stop spending money on security and hobbies whenever another little boy or girl keels over in the streets, their bodies wasted away from hunger?
Yeah, I doubt it too.
Carrey however, like most of Hollywood, is much more content throwing stones than contemplating his own glass house. So up on Twitter he went again yesterday, this time to promote some anti-gun song that he’s apparently written:
“‘Cold Dead Hand’ is abt u heartless motherf%ckers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids.Sorry if you’re offended by the word safety! ;^}”
No Jim Carrey, it’s not the word “safety” that offends us. It’s your arrogance, your foolishness, your hypocrisy and the utterly absurd movies like Dumb and Dumber that you foisted on America.
That’s what you should be apologizing for.
Oh yeah. And the fact that you’re trying to take away our guns.