A Jim Carrey photo being auctioned to fund guns has been reinstated on eBay

The actor angered the far-right with an anti-NRA sketch, and the online auction site got caught in the mix

Topics: Jim Carrey, NRA, charlton heston, Comedy, Gun Control, eBay, ,

Jim Carrey provoked the NRA last week when he released an anti-gun parody of Charlton Heston’s “Cold Dead Hand” speech, singing, “Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand, and his immortal soul may lay forever in the sand/The angels wouldn’t take him up to heaven like he planned ’cause they couldn’t pry that gun from his cold dead hand.” Since then, Carrey has been at war with the gun enthusiasts, the NRA and Fox News over gun control. eBay is now involved in the row, as the online auction yanked an autographed photo of Carrey after discovering that the seller intended to use it to buy a gun. Now, however, eBay has reissued the listing for the sale.

The Guardian reports:

“The eBay listing by ‘astrobuzz’ was laced with anti-Carrey rhetoric, and also mentioned a recent crime to which the user claimed he had been victim. The seller said he wanted to auction off the photograph to raise money for a firearm to help him protect his family. Bids had reached $860 before eBay pulled the auction temporarily last week. Other eBay users have since followed suit, with one promising to send proceeds from sales of Carrey Blu-Ray discs to the NRA and an organisation that sends care packages to members of the US military.

The ‘Cold Dead Hand’ skit has seen Carry vilified in the US right-wing media, but the actor does not seem all that bothered. On Friday he released a statement describing Fox News as a ‘media colostomy bag’ after host Greg Gutfeld called Carrey ‘the most pathetic tool on the face of the earth’, and added: ‘I hope his career is dead.’”

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

More Related Stories

Featured Slide Shows

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • 1 of 10
  • Close
  • Fullscreen
  • Thumbnails
    Michael Ohl/Museum fur Naturkunde

    Soul-sucking 'dementor' wasps and 8 other crazy new species

    Soul-Sucking Dementor Wasp

    Latin name: Ampulex dementor

    Truong Ngyuen

    Soul-sucking 'dementor' wasps and 8 other crazy new species

    10,000th reptile species

    Latin name: Cyrtodactylus vilaphongi

    Jodi Rowley/Australian Museum

    Soul-sucking 'dementor' wasps and 8 other crazy new species

    Colour-changing thorny frogs

    Latin name: Gracixalus lumarius

    Judith L. Eger

    Soul-sucking 'dementor' wasps and 8 other crazy new species

    Long-fanged bat

    Latin name: Hypsugo dolichodon

    Neang Thy Moe/FFI

    Soul-sucking 'dementor' wasps and 8 other crazy new species

    Stealthy wolf snake

    Latin name: Lycodon zoosvictoriae

    Michael Janes

    Soul-sucking 'dementor' wasps and 8 other crazy new species

    Feathered coral

    Latin name: Ovabunda andamanensis

    Jerome Constant

    Soul-sucking 'dementor' wasps and 8 other crazy new species

    World's second-longest insect

    Phryganistria heusii yentuensis

    Nantasak Pinkaew

    Soul-sucking 'dementor' wasps and 8 other crazy new species

    Slide 8

    Latin name: Sirindhornia spp

    Tim Johnson

    Soul-sucking 'dementor' wasps and 8 other crazy new species

    Slide 9

    Tylototriton shanorum

  • Recent Slide Shows

Comments

0 Comments

Comment Preview

Your name will appear as username ( settings | log out )

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href=""> <b> <em> <strong> <i> <blockquote>