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Watch: Jim Carrey Speaks Out Against Anti-Gay Bullying

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In an interview with MTV News regarding his upcoming role in the gay prison romance I Love You Phillip Morris, Jim Carrey speaks out against anti-gay bullying.

Said Carrey:  Phillipmorris

"This is a horrible thing to be bullied, and to feel like an outcast is a terrible thing. "It's just so an old thing, an old antiquated way of thinking that you can't have anymore. It doesn't belong in the new paradigm...Anybody who bullies anybody for any reason is no friend of mine. Frankly, I can't imagine hitting a human being for any reason except self-preservation, if I was attacked. Your sensibilities are different when you're a school kid and there's gang mentality, but it ain't cool."

Carrey adds: "Some of the most valuable people in my life are gay. People that bring magical, amazing gifts and contributions to my life. I would say to kids out there when they're engaging in these kinds of isolations of people, someday you're going to want those people in your life. You're going to need those people in your life, and you're not going to want that on your conscience."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Watch the trailer for I Love You Phillip Morris HERE.

 

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  1. Upcoming?
    That movie was out last year.

    Posted by: Daniel | Nov 9, 2010 7:53:48 AM


  2. "Some of the most valuable people in my life are gay..."

    I love that. A great number of people in your life have no clue on how valuable gay people are in their lives. Remind them at every opportunity.

    Posted by: OS2guy | Nov 9, 2010 11:08:12 AM


  3. While the premise of measuring gay people in terms of their worth to straight people is usually pretty problematic, this bit by Carrey ends up being really wise advice that speaks well beyond sexuality or bullying: your actions as a teenager can weigh on your conscience for the rest of your life. Truth.

    Posted by: AdamA | Nov 9, 2010 5:32:50 PM



  4. Wow...beautifully put by Mr. Carrey. Especially the part about how they'll need them in their life someday and won't want the bullying on their conscience...beautifully articulate.

    Posted by: james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge | Nov 9, 2010 9:35:20 PM


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