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Jim Carrey appears in an anti-gun Funny or Die video posted in March 2013. - Provided courtesy of Funny Or Die

Jim Carrey takes on Fox News, network host responds to actor's criticism (Video)

03/30/2013 by Kristina Lopez

Jim Carrey hit back at Fox News after many hosts on the network, including Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, criticized the comedian for his FunnyorDie.com anti-gun video "Cold Dead Hand."

In the video, Carrey spoofs ex-NRA president Charlton Heston and his infamous "from my cold, dead hands" quote. The video sparked an eBay meme and Carrey released a statement about the network on Friday, March 29, according to Entertainment Weekly, which carried the actor's full statement.

The 51-year-old said he heard the network "rant, rave, bare its fangs and viciously slander me because of my stand against large magazines and assault rifles. I would take them to task legally if I felt they were worth my time or that anyone with a brain in their head could actually fall for such irresponsible buffoonery. That would gain them far too much attention which is all they really care about."

After Carrey released his statement, Greg Gutfeld, who hosts the Fox News program "The Five," called it a "complete meltdown."

"Jimmy mocked Mr. Heston but won't respond to me -- yet," Gutfeld said during a segment on his show Friday, which can be seen below. "I guess Jimmy thought he couldn't lose to a debate to a dead man. That's what's really funny. He did. And now Charlton Heston has a brighter future in films than Jim Carrey."

"This is a guy that insulted most of America and danced on the grave of Charlton Heston. Jim Carrey is, in this letter, threatening legal action -- something Charlton Heston can't do because Charlton Heston is dead," he later added. "That was the whole point, to stand up for somebody who couldn't talk back to a fool like Jim Carrey."

Watch Gutfeld's criticism of Carrey below.

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