What would the late actor and former NRA president Charlton Heston say?
In this Funny or Die spoof, Jim Carrey gives a finger to the late gun enthusiast, impersonating him along with the lead singer of a fictional band performing their chart-topping hit, "Cold Dead Hands." The jingle pokes fun at Heston's favorite slogan: "I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands."
The tune also takes a jab at male gun owners. Carrey sings: "You're a big, big man with a little bitty gland, so you need something bigger with a hairpin trigger."
Drawing attention to the spoof on Sunday, Carrey wrote on his WhoSay account: "'Cold Dead Hand' is abt u heartless motherf%**ers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids." He continued: "Sorry if you're offended by the word safety!"
While the negative backlash to the skit was undeniable, Carrey thanked his Twitter followers for their input:
"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. ;^}" he wrote.