Content Warning: Violent, Language, Sexual Content
He’s always been outspoken about his views of gun legislation in the United States and has clashed with some of the pro-gun lobby on Twitter. However, now Jim Carrey is taking his views to a whole new level after making a country and western song and accompanying video. The Canadian-born actor plays a singer called Lonesome Earl and late actor Charlton Heston, who was president of the NRA (National Rifle Association) before his death five years ago.
Jim’s country song is entitled Cold Dead Hand – which refers to a 2000 speech made by Charlton at an NRA convention that he would never give up his rifles and he would only relinquish his gun if it was removed ‘from my cold dead hands’.
The video sees Jim appearing on now-defunct US children’s TV show Hee Haw (which ran from 1969 until 1992) singing about gun vendors in the US as ‘profiteering from pain and fear’.
He controversially claims that God would ‘set the vultures and coyotes’ on the arms vendors.