Jim Carrey: eBay Autographs Are Fake (At Least ‘A Lot’ Of Them)

    March 29, 2013
    Chris Crum
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eBay member astrobuzz listed a Jim Carrey autographed 8×10 photo for sale, saying, “So I can afford a gun!” in the listing’s heading. This was in response to the recent Funny or Die viral hit “Cold Dead Hand,” in which Jim Carrey starred as Charlton Heston.

eBay has not commented on the story, but it appears astrobuzz was forced to change the listing to comply with eBay’s terms. As The Hollywood Reporter reports:

As of late Wednesday, the description for the Carrey photo being sold by astrobuzz read: “I’m selling this Jim Carrey autographed B&W photo (mint condition) for purposes I cannot explain because it might be against eBay’s Terms & Conditions.”

The listing appears to have changed again. The description currently says:

I’m trying to sell this 8X10 Autograph reprint photo of Jim Carrey for personal reasons. >;)Happy Bidding!P.S. I have followed all the ebay policy conditions this time and the auction should make it to the end.

It has no mention of guns.

Other sellers have started to imitate the listing. Here’s one from member paradisecarwash:


The listing’s description is as follows:

I am selling this Jim Carrey photo

Jim carrey Is a despicable hypocrite and I will no longer support him

I am also willing to donate some of the proceeds

Meanwhile, Jim Carrey has been quite active on Twitter:

  • Scott Johnson

    Jim Carrey is a classless, no talent punk. Not an American, can never and will never understand why it is important for a law abiding, American to have the “right” to own their weapon of choice and since not an American has no meaningfull opinion. If Mr. Carrey is so well liked and talented and bla bla bla…, why does he feel the need for armed securitey service around him? Perhaps because there are some “nuts” running around out here? Should I not have the right to protect myself from these same “nuts”? Or is this privalege reserved for the rich who can hire armed security? Oh by the way, did Charlton Heston have an armed security detail? Just wondering.