Jim Carrey Desperate For Attention

Posted: March 27, 2013 in Hollywood News
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Charlton Heston, who died in 2008, was a great American, which also made him one of the last of a dying breed. Monday Jim Carrey, the great Canadian, released a video on Funny or Die mocking Mr. Heston and gun owners in general. It was Heston who made the famous NRA speech where he proclaimed that controllers would have to pry his firearms “from my cold, dead hands”, which is also Carrey’s punch line in his song.

In his video Carrey does a spoof of “Hee Haw” where he impersonates Mr. Heston and also plays the lead singer in a mock country western band. Carrey sings, “Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand, and his immortal soul may lay forever in the sand. The angels wouldn’t take him up to heaven like he planned, because they couldn’t pry the gun from his cold dead hand.” Carrey basically says that Heston went to hell when he died because he was the president of the NRA. He accuses Charlton of being a murder, responsible for the deaths of all the children at Sandy Hook.

Charlton Heston has taken a lot of flack, to say the least, from the left over the years, which is something to be expected in today’s America. But for Jim Carrey to celebrate and dance on the grave of anyone, let alone a man like Heston is completely over the line. For those of you who don’t know, let me give you a short bio on Charlton Heston.

In 60 years he appeared in over 100 films, most notably “The Ten Commandments” (1956), “Ben-Hur” (1959), and “Planet of the Apes” (1968). He was known as a spokes man for Christian morales and values and was known to reject scripts that did not emphasize responsibility, individualism and masculinity. Moving beyond Hollywood, he became nationally visible in 1963 in support of the Civil Rights bill, and in 1968 used his “cowboy” persona to publicize gun control measures. Charlton Heston was a man who marched with Martin Luther King and went to the south for sit-ins and protests. He was a strong, outspoken defender of all civil rights, unlike a lot of people today. He stood up for equal rights, the second amendment, and the first amendment. He was a civil rights activist before it was popular to be such.

Now, what has this man done in his life to deserve such hate and vitriol from the likes of Jim Carrey? I’ll tell you what this is about: Jim Carrey wants more attention. He is a washed up actor who was never even good at acting in the first place. He is famous for making an ass out of himself and making a few funny faces. There was a time when I thought the world of Jim Carrey, I wanted to be just like him. The thing is, I was 9 years old watching “Pet Detective” and “Dumb and Dumber” thinking that I was witnessing a genius at work. What I was actually seeing was a grown man act like a 9 year old. Sure he has done some serious roles in his career but who really thinks “Truman Show” was a good movie?

Not I.

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