Jim Carrey on Burma and Pronouncing Aung San Suu Kyi
Just yesterday, Friday October 5th Jim Carrey spoke to the U.N. Security Council in New York about the present situation in Myanmar. “This is a government that uses its weapons not in self defense, but against its own citizens,” said Carrey in reference to a possible ban on international arms shipments to Myanmar in hopes of ending both the detention of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the government’s suppression of pro-democracy protesters.
While normally outrageous, disgusting, and freaking hilarious, Jim Carrey demonstrates how star power can stir public interest in serious matters like that of human rights with his U.N. appearance and this YouTube video. Now I’m not sure if his moral obligation comes from being Canadian or dating Jenny McCarthy, but either way he’s neither Dumb nor Dumber in this case.