Car­rey onTrump: Shame­less­ness is no su­per­power/

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - ENTERTAINMENT - —OLIVER PULUMBARIT INQ

Jim Car­rey, hon­ored with the Char­lie Chap­lin Award for Ex­cel­lence in Com­edy by the Bri­tan­nia Awards last Oct. 26, de­liv­ered a rous­ing speech that crit­i­cized the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“Shame­less­ness is not and will never be a su­per­power! Kid­nap­ping chil­dren is not what great na­tions do,” he said af­ter re­ceiv­ing the tro­phy from his “Dumb and Dum­ber” di­rec­tor Peter Far­relly at the cer­e­mony in Los An­ge­les.

Car­rey, who has ex­pressed his dis­may over cur­rent events through po­lit­i­cal car­i­ca­tures he shares on so­cial me­dia, then ded­i­cated the award to Chap­lin, “who bat­tled McCarthy­ism into ex­ile,” as well as to news­mak­ers Chris­tine Blasey Ford and Colin Kaeper­nick, and an­other out­spo­ken ac­tor-critic, Robert DeNiro.

“How dare they be­smirch th­ese peo­ple,” Car­rey, 58, said. “How dare they?!”

The “Ace Ven­tura” ac­tor added, “I know this wasn’t funny, but it’s not very funny right now. And I want it to be. And I will be again. But god­damn it, let’s get the bal­ance back [on Elec­tion Day!]”

He thanked his daugh­ter Jane, his “tether to this world and ev­ery­thing valu­able in it.”

Jim Car­rey

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