Jim Carrey Criticised For ‘Being Sleazy’ And Making Journalist Uncomfortable During Interview

Jim Carrey has been criticised for 'being sleazy' and making a journalist seemingly uncomfortable during an interview.
Credit: Heat via YouTube

Jim Carrey has been criticised for ‘being sleazy’ and accused of making a journalist feel uncomfortable during an interview.

Carrey, 61, is one of the biggest names in Hollywood and has a legion of fans who adore him.

The actor and comedian is known for his iconic roles in Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and The Truman Show. 

Despite having a huge fanbase, it’s not stopped the Yes Man star from facing criticism from time to time.

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Carrey was promoting his new movie in an interview with Heat magazine when his comments sparked outrage.

In the clip, journalist Charlotte Long asked the Liar Liar star what was on his bucket list, to which he replied ‘you’.

Laughing off his reply, she responded: “I don’t know what to say to that.”

This prompted Carrey to tell Long she should ‘own it’ before the journalist moved on by saying: “OK. I’m owning it now.

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“OK, so bucket list. What’s been your best bucket list moment when you look back, what is something you always wanted to achieve and you did it and you think wow.”

Carrey said there are ‘so many things that just keep coming’ before landing on the time he wrote himself a $10 million cheque that he could one day cash in – which he did.

After watching the interview, people have taken to social media and criticised the now 61-year-old for his behaviour during his chat with the journalist.

One person wrote: “Unfortunately, it turns out Jim Carrey is a massive sleazebag.”

Another added: “Time to cancel Jim Carrey.”

Jim Carrey being interviewed by Heat magazine.
Jim Carrey has been criticised for ‘being sleazy’ and making a journalist seemingly uncomfortable during an interview. Credit: Heat via YouTube

While a third person said: “Jim Carrey is getting weirder and weirder, if that’s even possible, never been of his work either, but a young female interviewer asked what’s left on your bucket list and he replied ‘just you’… unacceptable and pretty sleazy tbh.”

“Such a huge [fan] of Jim Carrey but lost respect for him today,” someone else said.

“This is really unacceptable, I wish and hope he apologises to you. But you [the journalist] handled it really well, more power to you!”

However, some fans took to the comments and defended Carrey, arguing that he is a comedian and was simply telling a joke.

One fan explained: “Good lord, people are offended by anything… He clearly meant the interview, once he said ‘it’s all done now’.

“Get a grip… Jim seems like a wholesome, nice person and from his thoughts and what he says, in general, I’d like to meet him personally and have the possibility to chat. He seems wise and just good to talk with.”

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“Jim did NOTHING wrong,” insisted another.

A third added: “Why are people getting up in arms about this? It was just an innocently flirtatious comment! And the interviewer was clearly charmed by it!

“Jim seems like a really sweet, gentle dude. People are always looking for a goddamn scandal.”

This is not the first time that Carrey has been called out for his behaviour.

The actor was slammed for his ‘creepy’ behaviour towards Margot Robbie during an interview on The Graham Norton Show.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.