Actor Jim Carrey. Picture: Getty Images
Actor Jim Carrey has entered the U.S gun-control debate, with a 'Funny or Die' video in which he pokes fun at gun activists.
In the video clip, the comedic actor took aim at the late Charlton Heston, who is was the president of the National Rifle Association, in hopes to emphasise the dangers of guns.
Parodying Heston, Carrey sings: "The angels wouldn't take [Heston] up to heaven like he planned/because they couldn't pry that gun from his cold, dead hand.”
Carrey recreated Heston and his 129th annual NRA convention speech in which he picked up a rifle and said:
"So, as we set out this year to defeat the divisive forces that would take freedom away, I want to say those fighting words for everyone within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed, . . . . 'From my cold, dead hands!'" Heston said.
According to Fox News, the video has obtained 1 million views since it was posted. The 'Ace Ventura' actor has however been criticised for the video.
Fox News Channel host Greg Gutfeld blasted Carrey for "attacking rural America”.
“He wouldn’t do a video about gangs, which kill way more people,” Gutfeld was quoted by Hollywood reporter as saying.
Carrey also took to Twitter on Wednesday blaming critics for ‘unwilling to bend for the safety of our kids’.
"I'm appalled at (what) I've seen on (this) stream the last few days, all in hatred's defense. No wonder it's so dangerous to be a child today," Carrey added.