Though the actor may be treasured as an entertainer, that doesn't mean that he hasn't ticked off fans with his personal opinions. While it's important to note that he's never lacking in supporters, he's encountered an awful lot of haters. Be it gun control, violence or public health issues, Carrey isn't afraid to say what he's thinking, even if it means causing a little ruckus.
Here's a look at all the times Carrey angered fans by speaking his mind.
Carrey raised eyebrows this week when he took to Twitter to voice his opinion about the bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown that will require all children attending public school to be vaccinated by 2016.
California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory vaccines. This corporate fascist must be stopped.— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 1, 2015
They say mercury in fish is dangerous but forcing all of our children to be injected with mercury in thimerosol is no risk. Make sense?— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 1, 2015
The CDC can't solve a problem they helped start. It's too risky to admit they have been wrong about mercury/thimerasol. They are corrupt.— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 1, 2015
Though Carrey clarified that he is "pro-vaccine/anti-neurotoxin," he still came under fire by some staunchly pro-vaccine Twitter users who called him names, told him he is an "idiot actor" and implored him to delete his account.
Carrey earned a paycheck as Colonel Stars and Stripes in 2013's Kick-Ass 2, but refused to do any promotion for the film in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.
"I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence…my apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart," Carrey wrote on Twitter.
Critics of Carrey's stance, including costar Chloë Grace Moretz, argued that the actor knew the film contained violence when he signed on, and also pointed out that the movie is a work of fiction and in no way based in reality.
On a Late Show appearance during the 2014 Ebola scare, Carrey joked about the outbreak and the public's response to it by pretending to screen Letterman for the potentially fatal ailment.
It seemed like he was trying to poke fun at society's reaction to the situation, but some people were far from amused. "Listen I have a great sense of humor, but Ebola is nothing to joke about," wrote one commenter on People's website, whose sentiments were echoed elsewhere on the internet. "This is a deadly disease. Very insensitive when you think about all the people dying from Ebola in Africa and other places."
Needless to say, Carrey's satirical skit mocking Charlton Heston freaked out pro-gun activists everywhere. In the skit, Carrey plays the lead singer of Lonesome Earl and the Clutterbusters and he sings the song "Cold Dead Hand."
"'Cold Dead Hand' is abt u heartless motherf%**ers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids," Carey tweeted in response to the 2013 video. "Sorry if you're offended by the word safety!"
Carrey is vocal about his spirituality and relationship with God, but he offended his fans who support religion when he tweeted that he felt organized religion was fading.
I thnk organized religion is fading and changing the Pope ws a corporate maneuver bt how u worship is your choice. I #callGoddirect }3^•>+— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 14, 2013
Some Twitter users seized Carrey's tweet as an opportunity to call him ignorant, threaten to unfollow him and tell him they felt sorry for him.
In early 2013, Carrey again freaked out the pro-gun camp when he voiced his opinions about gun ownership on Twitter.
Any1 who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting. ;^\— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 2, 2013
Yes, i agree with the ppl who argue that cars can be as deadly as guns but a car is a lot harder to get through the door of a classroom. ;^]— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 5, 2013
Of course, Twitter blew up in response, and Fox News sounded off on the actor's commentary with a post titled "Jim Carrey's Nasty Gun Dig."
Carrey took aim at the Catholic church's stance on gay rights in 2013, which quickly turned into a jab at the many scandals that have faced the religion regarding the sexual assault of children by priests.
I knew the sickess in the catholic church all stems from the denial of human sexuality.Gay or straight. #denyingsexleavesyoupopeless 8^•>+— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 26, 2013
Catholic Reg thnks I hate Church folks.NOT TRUE!I don't hate any1.I hate whn ppl who have sex with kids tell us what sex should be. ;^•>+.— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 1, 2013
Um, yeah, Catholics were a little offended.
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