Jim Carrey is speaking out against gay
The 48-year-old actor stars opposite
Ewan McGregor in the upcoming gay-themed film I Love You Phillip
for release in the United States and Canada on December 3.
In the film, Carrey plays Steven
Russell, a gay man who falls in love with his cellmate Phillip
Morris, played by McGregor. (A trailer of the film is embedded in
the right panel of this page.)
When asked to comment on the recent
rash of gay teens bullied to death, Carrey responded that bullies are
not his friends.
“Anybody who bullies anybody for any
reason is no friend of mine,” he
said in an interview with MTV released Tuesday.
“This is a horrible thing to be
bullied, and to feel like an outcast is a terrible thing.”
Carrey went on to say he used “little
tricks” to make himself popular in school.
“Some of the most valuable people in
my life are gay,” he added. “People that bring magical, amazing
gifts and contributions to my life. I would say to kids out there
when they're engaging in these kinds of isolations of people, someday
you're going to want those people in our life. You're going to need
those people in your life, and you're not going to want that on your