Jim Carrey has been slammed by followers as they accused him of ‘sexually assaulting’ Alicia Silverstone on the 1997 MTV Film Awards because it resurfaced on-line
Comic Jim Carrey has been accused of “sexually assaulting” Alicia Silverstone when she was 19, in an outdated video that has resurfaced on-line.
Within the clip, the 60-year-old exaggeratedly kissed the actress – who was a teen on the time – whereas on stage as he accepted his Greatest Comedic Efficiency gong on the 1997 MTV Film Awards.
The Clueless actress didn’t complain on the time, as she knew Jim’s kiss was only a joke.
Jim’s actions resurfaced on the web after he waded in on the Will Smith and Chris Rock drama – which noticed Males in Black actor Will slap Chris throughout the face on the Oscars on Sunday evening.
Jim – who was 35 on the time – might be seen strolling as much as the stage within the video, to just accept the award for his function in Cable Man from Alicia, who had introduced it to him.
The actor appeared to prank Alicia as he grabbed her face with each palms whereas planting a kiss on her lips.
Alicia stepped to the aspect after he kissed her, trying noticeably shaken.
On the identical awards present a bit in a while, Jim tried to jokingly kiss Will, after he was introduced because the winner of the MTV Film & TV Award for Greatest Kiss.
Will simply laughed and pushed Jim off of him as he walked to the stage to gather his award.
Over on Twitter, critics referred to as Jim a “hypocrite” and “scum” following Will’s slap which prompted outrage, as Jim himself had “sexually assaulted” somebody, in keeping with folks on-line.
One particular person wrote: “In that case, Jim Carrey must be jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage Alicia Silverstone on stage on the 1997 MTV Awards, after which additionally attempting to sexually assault Will Smith on the identical awards present.”
One other added: “It is superb that Jim Carrey sexually assaulted Alicia Silverstone by bodily forcing her to kiss him on nationwide TV and it had actually no influence on his profession in any way.”
A 3rd posted: “He forcibly kissed Alicia Silverstone AND additionally tried to do the identical factor to Will Smith.
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“No matter age or age gaps, what Jim Carrey did was ASSAULT. He is scum and he had no enterprise forcing himself on folks!”
Nevertheless, others defended Jim’s actions.
One particular person stated: “Simply because he was mistaken THEN doesn’t imply he isn’t proper now? Like how onerous is that to know?? What Jim Carey did was mistaken a long time in the past. And what Will did a pair days in the past IS ALSO WRONG FFS.”
A second commented: “What’s your level?? This was what 1996/7 issues had been approach totally different then. Sorry however EPIC FAIL in your half attempting to bash Jim Carrey. Subsequent.”
It comes after Jim stated about Will’s slap to Morning America journalist Gayle King: “I used to be sickened, I used to be sickened by the standing ovation.
“I felt like Hollywood is simply spineless, en mass. It actually felt like a extremely clear indication that we’re not the cool membership anymore.”