Jim Carrey: eBay backlash follows actor's gun control rant
Those who don't support gun control were not very happy with Jim Carrey's recent anti-gun sentiments, so they took to eBay to make their displeasure known. One person, who goes by the eBay username "astrobuzz," listed an item called "Jim Carrey Autographed 8X10 Photo So I Can Afford a Gun!"
The move was met with a lot of support in the conservative community, and soon copycat eBay sellers popped up online. The bidding for astrobuzz's autograph soared to $860, The Hollywood Reporter says, and attracted negative attention as well.
Not long after astrobuzz's listing started making the rounds on the Internet, the description for the autograph mysteriously lost all of its references to guns. It now reads, "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 same change went for all other similar listings. eBay has not commented on whether it forced the change to occur.
Carrey took to Twitter to speak out against the eBay trend, tweeting, "A lot of the autographs you'll buy 4 guns online r fakes.Jokes on both buyer and seller.Not to mention the karma.Your luck will be bad. ;^)"
He continues, "This shower of bile isn't abt me.I tapped into your feelings of powerlessness n openned up a reservoir it took yrs to fill. Let it rain! ;^] 154 BULLETS FIRED AT SANDY HOOK! 2 handguns n a bushmaster rifle on Lanza. 1600 rnds of amo at his house. WE MUST STOP THIS!! ;^\"