Jim Carrey called Fox News "a giant culture fart" on Friday and hours later, the network decided against taking the high ground by responding on "The Five," during which host Greg Gutfeld refers to the "washed-up" comic as a civil rights pioneer "of sucking."
The name calling comes after Carrey debuted "Cold Dead Hand," a Funny or Die music video attacking opponents of gun control, earlier this week. The video features Carrey parodying deceased National Rifle Association president and "Planet of the Apes" star Charlton Heston, which didn't sit well with Gutfeld.
The commentator called Carrey a "pathetic tool" earlier this week and on Friday, continued with a similar train of thought.
"I guess Jimmy thought he couldn't lose a debate to a dead man," Gutfeld lamented during a monologue to open the show. "That's what's really funny — he did and now Charlton Heston has a brighter future in films than Jim Carrey."
After co-host Bob Beckel assures Gutfeld that his words surely must have "got to him," each of "The Five" political pundits take turns commenting on the actor's formal statement, which refers to "Fux News" as "a last resort for kinda-sorta-almost-journalists whose options have been severely limited by their extreme and intolerant views."
"I sincerely believe that in time, good people will lose patience with the petty and poisonous behavior of these bullies," Carrey's statement continues. "Fux News will be remembered as nothing more than a giant culture fart that no amount of Garlique could cure."
"It's so childish," Eric Bolling scoffs at Carrey's remarks, failing to realize his own continue to fuel a fire that mature adults would have let flame out days ago.