While Jim Carrey apparently has a love affair with socialism, another Hollywood star is blasting the comedic actor for his political view.
“We have to say yes to socialism — to the word and everything. We have to stop apologizing,” Carrey said Friday on HBO’s “Real Time” with Bill Maher, as Carrey gushed about Democratic candidates in America running on far-left platforms.
That has prompted actor Kevin Sorbo, star of “God’s Not Dead” and “Hercules,” to voice a response.
“Yeah … when you are worth a couple hundred million you can say cr-p like this,” Sorbo said Tuesday on Facebook. “Too funny. Socialism didn’t create Hollywood. Capitalism did.”
Sorbo continued his criticism, noting: “Carrey may be Canadian, but where did he search out for success? Ah, it was America. For every American moving to Canada, 20 Canadians move to American [sic] ….hmmmmmm…why would that be? Lets [sic] ponder.”
During his appearance on HBO, Carrey waxed fondly about his childhood in Canada, saying:
I grew up in Canada, OK, we have socialized medicine. And I’m here to tell you that this bull—t line that you get on all of the political shows from people is that it’s a failure — the system is a failure in Canada. It is not a failure, and I never waited for anything in my life. I chose my own doctors. My mother never paid for a prescription — it was fantastic.
And I just got back from Vancouver, and I keep hearing, “Canadians are so nice — Canadians are so nice.” They can be nice because they have health care — because they have a government that cares about them that doesn’t say, “Sink or f—ing swim, pal, or you live in a box.” There are certain people in our society that need to be taken care of.
Maher noted in the discussion: “I’ve always said the United States has been quasi-socialist for a hundred years, for crying out loud.”
Sorbo’s post about Carrey has sparked some Canadians on Facebook to jump into the discussion, including:
Jason Karlzen: “As a Canadian, I’m reminding everyone to please remember that this dips–t does not speak for, or represent Canadians in general.”
Timothy D. Hooper: “I’m Canadian. We have socialized health care which can be great and it can suck. We have socialized car insurance in some provinces which always sucks. We have a socialist government which increased taxes, debt, and international embarrassment to a level not seem, well, ever all the while reducing big business (leaving for the states), small business (taxed beyond ability to survive) social programs, and the list of how Trudeau has screwed us goes on and on. Jim Carrey is more than just a comedian. He’s the joke.”
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