March 25, 2013 at 3:51 PM ET
Reckon Jim Carrey lost a few of his 10 million Twitter followers Monday?
In a biting "Hee-Haw" themed Funny or Die spoof, the outspoken comedian takes aim at America's "heartless" gun enthusiasts -- including Charlton Heston, the late actor and former NRA president.
Carrey performed double duty in the video, as both Heston and the twangy lead singer of the band performing the catchy "Cold Dead Hand." (The title is an allusion to Heston's rifle-toting 2000 NRA address, in which he referenced the famous slogan "I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.")
"Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand, and his immortal soul may lay forever in the sand. The angels wouldn't take him up to heaven like he planned, because they couldn't pry the gun from his cold dead hand," Carrey sings, with help from famous peace advocates Mahatma Gandhi, John Lennon and Abraham Lincoln -- all peace promoters assassinated by gunmen.
The lyrics also hit male gun owners below the belt, suggesting that they are overcompensating for an anatomical deficiency:
"You're a big, big man with a little bitty gland, so you need something bigger with a hairpin trigger."
The "Bruce Almighty" star didn't mince words when promoting the video Sunday. "'Cold Dead Hand' is abt u heartless motherf%**ers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids," he tweeted. "Sorry if you're offended by the word safety!"
In response to music video's widespread and inevitable backlash, Carrey wrote Monday:
"Thx 4 your input 2day. I don't think i've ever felt so despised and so free at the same time. It's been delightfully. ;^}"
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