Jim Carrey Hates Horrible Homophobia

Monday, December 27, 2010

Jim CarreyJIM Carrey hates homophobia.

The Hollywood actor — who played a man who comes out of the closet and finds his soul mate while serving a prison sentence in the recent film I Love You Philip Morris — thinks it’s disgraceful that people are bullied because of their sexuality.

“This is a horrible thing to be bullied, and to feel like an outcast is a terrible thing,” he said. “It’s just so an old thing, an old antiquated way of thinking that you can’t have anymore. It doesn’t belong in the new paradigm.

“Every time you look at somebody and think, ‘I don’t like that about that person,’ you just got to know that’s about you.

“Anybody who bullies anybody for any reason is no friend of mine. Frankly, I can’t imagine hitting a human being for any reason except self-preservation, if I was attacked. Your sensibilities are different when you’re a school kid and there’s gang mentality, but it ain’t cool.

“Some of the most valuable people in my life are gay.

“People that bring magical, amazing gifts and contributions to my life. I would say to kids out there when they’re engaging in these kinds of isolations of people, someday you’re going to want those people in your life. You’re going to need those people in your life, and you’re not going to want that on your conscience.”

Carrey recently recalled his favorite Christmas memory.

“My favorite Christmas memory is from my childhood,” he said.

“My big thing was that I couldn’t wait to lay under the tree and squint my eyes up at the lights.

“I also liked to listen to Johnny Mathis and all those other Christmas songs that just never got old as far as I was concerned.”[imagebrowser id=92]


  • Marla Jade

    Dear Jim,
    Hope the kids listen. Your advice is sound and right. It’s not like when we were kids. Our parents were anal and tried to make us anal. Thank God, we grew-up knowing better. It doesn’t matter you’re a star on the screen, it only matters you’re a star that shines on the youth needing a light. Thank you.

  • Ray

    Nothing like a good shot of PC to revive your career.

  • Wes

    Though I believe that saying “Some of the most valuable people in my life are gay” is rather demeaning to the subject, I understand its context.

  • nigga

    what about ace ventura, where he pounded a tranny in the butt and flipped out about after he realized something wasn’t quite right? it was the last time he was any good too!

    i like to imagine he’s sarcastically talking out of his butt when he says lame bully lines

  • lkz

    ‘I don’t like that about that person,’ you just got to know that’s about you.

    “Anybody who bullies anybody for any reason is no friend of mine.

    Think he gets the irony in those two statements.

  • martin

    All he did was playing homophobic parts in inliving color. He would act gay half the time, the other half make fun of gays. Thats what made people fall in love with him. Now THESE MILLIONAIRS ALL OF SUDDEN become liberal sensative people when they have their money. NOW THE JIM CAREYS EDDIE MURPHEYS, MARTIN LAURENCE, WILL SMITHS, WAYNES BROTHERS, AND THE REST OF THE GREAT COMEDIANS of the 90s are doing disney and cartoon movies. Now they don;t make real humor. ITS FREAKING PITIFUL. GIVE YOUR MONEY BACK as well.

  • AlthonsQueen

    I am not a homophob…but i dont condone the whole homo thing.I dont knock what ppl do i am just saying everyone is intitled to how they feel or what they support.

  • kyle

    Its sad that one of my favorite comedians has turned into such a bleeding heart. I also love how anything/anyone who doesn’t agree with the homosexual lifestyle is archaic in thinking and is automatically pigeonholed as homophobic. Sweeping generalizations, agreed?

    • david

      you’re kind of making a sweeping generalization yourself. he is specifically referring to gays being bullied for their lifestyle. he never said you have to accept it. but think about it (this is taken from wikipedia): Homophobia is a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and in some cases transgender and intersex people. Definitions refer variably to antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, and irrational fear. although like i said, he is only commenting on the verbal and even physical backlash, homophobia is on a wider spectrum. i suspect if you dont condone it, then it wouldnt matter to you either way what they or anyone who is accepting of them thinks of you. just as they will go on living themselves, you can choose not to agree with their thinking. but to act out towards them is, as carey himself suggests, more telling of your character.

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