If the joke is not the problem, then why did Jim Carrey apologize to gun owners for “offensive” comments he made in the past? Pick a side you want to stand by in defending your words and those others make.
From USA Today: Earlier this week, Kathy Griffin conceded that she crossed a line by posing for photographs and video holding a fake, severed Donald Trump head, which cost the comedian her spot on CNN’s annual New Year’s show and a couple of other gigs.
But fellow comedian Jim Carrey disagrees.
“It’s the job of the comedian to cross the line at all times,” he told Entertainment Tonight Wednesday at the Los Angeles premiere of I’m Dying Up Here, the new series he’s producing for Showtime. “That line is not real and if you step out into that spotlight and you’re doing the crazy things that (Trump) is doing, we’re the last line of defense. The comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing.”
Some may think what Carrey said next crosses that line.
“I had a dream the other night that I was playing golf with Donald Trump,” the 55-year-old comedian volunteered. “I was standing beside him with a club in my hand and I was considering my options when I suddenly woke up. It was one of those dreams where you want to go back to sleep so you can finish it, you know? But I’ve taken up golf anyway.”
Elsewhere on the red carpet, he told Variety that Griffin should “hold up a severed leg as well.”
Carrey admitted that his suggestion may not be funny. “But I don’t think the joke is the problem.”