Jim Carrey was slammed by fans when they accused him of “sexually assaulting” Alicia Silverstone at the 1997 MTV Movie Awards when it resurfaced online
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Comedian Jim Carrey has been accused of “sexually assaulting” Alicia Silverstone when she was 19, in an old video that has resurfaced online.
In the clip, the 60-year-old kissed the then-teenager exaggeratedly onstage while accepting his gong for Best Comedic Performance at the 1997 MTV Movie Awards.
The clueless actress didn’t complain at the time, knowing Jim’s kiss was just a joke.
Jim’s actions resurfaced on the internet after he got involved in the Will Smith and Chris Rock drama – in which Men in Black actor Will punched Chris in the face at the Oscars on Sunday night.
Jim – who was 35 at the time – can be seen in the video walking onto the stage to accept the award for his role in Cable Guy from Alicia, who presented it to him.
The actor appeared to be playing a prank on Alicia as he grabbed her face with both hands and planted a kiss on her lips.
Alicia stepped aside after he kissed her, looking noticeably shaken.
At the same awards show, a little later, Jim jokingly attempted to kiss Will after he was announced as the winner of the MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss.
Will just laughed and pushed Jim away as he walked to the stage to collect his award.
Over on Twitter, critics called Jim a “hypocrite” and “scum” after Will’s slap in the face, which sparked outrage as Jim himself had “sexually assaulted” someone, according to People Online.
One person wrote, “In this case, Jim Carrey should be jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage girl Alicia Silverstone onstage at the 1997 MTV Awards and then also attempting to sexually assault Will Smith at the same awards show.”
Another added, “It’s amazing that Jim Carrey sexually assaulted Alicia Silverstone by physically forcing her to kiss him on national television and it had literally no impact on his career.”
A third wrote: “He force kissed Alicia Silverstone AND also tried to do the same to Will Smith.
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“Regardless of age or age difference, what Jim Carrey did was ATTACK. He’s scum and he had nothing to do with imposing himself on people!”
However, others defended Jim’s actions.
One person said: “Just because he was wrong doesn’t mean he isn’t now? How hard is that to understand? What Jim Carey did was wrong decades ago. And what Will did a few days ago IS WRONG FFS TOO.”
A second commented: “What’s your point? That was what made 1996/7 things very different back then. Sorry, but EPIC FAIL on your part when you tried to beat up Jim Carrey.
It comes after Jim told Morning America journalist Gayle King about Will’s slap: “I was sick, I was sick from the standing ovation.
“I felt like Hollywood en masse is just spineless. It really felt like a really clear indication that we’re not the cool club anymore.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/jim-carrey-slammed-fans-video-26615904 Jim Carrey has been slammed by fans after a video of him "sexually assaulting" Alicia Silverstone resurfaced