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Jim Carrey Has Finally Gone All The Way Insane

There is a scientific hypothesis that all of our reality is actually a simulation being run on some very advanced civilization’s version of a computer, a sort of advanced version of The Sims. The basis of the hypothesis, which astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson believes is roughly as likely to be true as not, is that giving an infinite amount of time, some civilizations will become advanced enough to run simulations that, to the simulated beings, are indistinguishable from reality, and when that is possible, there will be infinitely more simulated realities than actual realities.

Jim Carrey is either very convinced by this theory and considers it his job to inform the public, or he’s just the sort of lunatic that thinks childhood vaccinations cause autism. Either way, he appears to have finally gone off the deep end at New York Fashion Week, as seen in this red carpet interview for E!.

Carrey starts by telling his would-be interviewer that “There’s no meaning to any of this, so I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could (inaudible) come to and join and here I am.” At this point you can almost feel the joy drain from reporter Catt Sadler, who just a minute earlier was almost giddy to be getting to talk to Jim as he walked in circles around her, acting like the clown everyone expects him to be.

Sadler tries to recover, saying that Fashion Week is “celebrating icons,” which Carey says is “The absolute lowest-aiming thing, you know, possibility we could come up with.” Poor Catt looks like a deer caught in the headlights here, as she turns to the cameraman and her eyes widen, as if she’s about to start blinking torture in Morse code.

The first time Jim Carrey tells Catt Sadler she doesn’t exist, she ignores him and asks about the ability of icons and artists to inspire people. At this point, Jim breaks out into a rendition of James Brown’s “On The Good Foot” and Sadler starts to share Jim’s new nihilistic outlook on life. E! News offered a transcript of what Carrey said next.

“I don’t believe in icons,” Carrey deadpanned.

“I don’t believe in personalities. I believe that peace lies beyond personalities, beyond invention and disguise, beyond the red ‘S’ you wear on your chest, that makes bullets bounce off,” he said, paraphrasing a commencement speech he gave Maharishi University of Management in Iowa in 2014, when he received an honorary doctorate for his achievements in the arts. The facility offers a “consciousness-based education.”

Poor Catt Sandler tries to get things back on track, pointing out to Carrey that he’s all dressed up for the red carpet event. He replies, entirely straight-faced, “No, I didn’t get dressed up, there is no me.”

At this point, Sandler wisely thinks a change of tack is in order, so she asks Jim about current events instead, saying “There is a lot of news that is relevant that’s not that uplifting.” But Jim Carrey wasn’t saying Fashion Week was pointless, that would be far too ordinary a point to make. Thousands of edgy teenagers on Tumblr have made that very point in the past 24 hours, I’m sure. Carrey instead assures Catt Sadler that “It’s not our world. We don’t matter. That’s the good news,” and walks away with a smile after giving her a reassuring pat on the shoulders.

A lot of outlets have speculated that Carrey is sad or depressed, but I’d like to remind you all that Jim Carrey is just crazy. He was crazy a decade ago, and he’s crazy today. There’s no need to wonder what caused this, because it’s nothing he hasn’t been doing for years.

  • Crusader70

    Clearly Jeremy is the sneering adolescent asshole who needs to grow up.

  • BlueSpruce

    Substitute “reassuring” with “condescending.”

  • xn0

    Well, its totally what I expect from Carrey. Always in character, always doing a perfomance. Andy Kaufman is a big idol for him, so he does the same. It looks pretty close to a nervous breakdown, but who wouldn’t be like that, when you’re publicly accused of enabling your ex-girfriends suicide. I would go insane. Just look at him. Emaciated, obviously not eating well or being sick. He needs to take himself out of the limelight, or he will become a total weirdo and headcase like Mr. Sheen.

  • Creative Guru

    Could it be a publicity stunt?

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