In a statement released on Friday, comedy actor Jim Carrey called the Fox News Channel “Fux News,” “a media colostomy bag” and “a giant culture fart,” after the network’s Greg Gutfeld lashed out at him for recording a “Funny or Die” video mocking gun owners.
“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,” the statement said. “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.”
Shortly after the statement was released, the cast of Fox News Channel’s “The Five” reacted on their Friday broadcast.
“He issued a press release which is basically a complete meltdown,” Gutfeld said. “This is what I love about this — let me read one sentence that we have up here, and I will get to the funny parts. ‘In my opinion, F– News,’ I won’t say what it, ‘is a last resort for kinda-sorta-almost-journalists whose options have been severely limited by their extreme and intolerant views.’”
“This is a guy that insulted most of America and danced on the grave of Charlton Heston,” Gutfeld said. “Jim Carrey is threatening in this letter, threatening legal action — something that that Charlton Heston can’t do, because Charlton Heston is dead. That was the whole point — to stand up for somebody who couldn’t talk back to a fool like Jim Carrey.”
Show panelists Eric Bolling, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Bob Beckel all joined in against Carrey’s statement.
GUTFELD: By the way Eric, he calls us bullies. This is a guy — and gun owners “goons.”
BOLLING: And taking shots at the dead guy. But F—News — it is so childish. If you read this whole, where can they find this? Can they go on the Internet and find this? You will laugh when you read this — the mind of Jim Carrey. You know, when we first talked about this, it came around to me, and I said well he was bright guy. He was funny comedian. He’s lost it. He has melted down. I think he is just out there now.
PERINO: Let me say something — when Bill Maher says something, Bill Maher is actually arguing for something on the merits of what he believes and principles. And we might make fun of him for that or question it. But Jim Carrey didn’t even know.
TANTAROS: I don’t think he knows how to engage. I mean my impression of Jim Carrey used to be he was a very talented actor. But there is always something about him — he doesn’t want to you see the real Jim Carrey. He uses what he thinks is comedy, which is he calls us, what does he say, we have petty behavior? We put up the picture of him with the faux mustache in a cowboy hat and we’re petty, Mr. Carrey? But you know he can’t make a salient point, so he engages in behavior by demeaning flyover country.
And by the way Mr. Carrey, aren’t you Canadian? So I don’t know, maybe go back to Saskatoon — oh wait a minute, you might have to ridicule Canadians, because they also might fall into that class.
BECKEL: I will say this — that last week with CBS responding to us, they apologized with some dignity, I think. First of all, he says, “I would sue you guys but you got no brains.” You talk out of your arse, ass. Come and sue us. Bring your arse and bring what little brain you have and we’ll see what happens.
PERINO: I don’t know what he would sue for? He started it with the video.
BOLLING: He says ‘you viciously slandered’ him. ‘I would take them to task legally if it was worth my time.’