Jim Carrey speaks out against homophobic bullies
Jim Carrey who played a man who came out of the closet in the film ‘I Love You Philip Morris’ has spoken out against bullies who target victims on the basis of their sexuality.
“This is a horrible thing to be bullied, and to feel like an outcast is a terrible thing,” the star said. “It’s just so an old thing, an old antiquated way of thinking that you can’t have any more. It doesn’t belong in the new paradigm.
“Every time you look at somebody and think, ‘I don’t like that about that person,’ you just got to know that’s about you,” he added.
“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.
“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.”