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Jim Carrey’s Message to Emma Stone was a satirical video produced by Canadian actor and comedian Jim Carrey in which he expresses his love for the American actress Emma Stone. It has been rumored to have been a viral marketing gimmick for his website Jim Carrey TruLife. The video was subject to a number of remixes and was parodied by other celebrities.
On August 24th, 2011, Jim Carrey uploaded a video of himself apparently confessing his love and lust for actress Emma Stone. This straight-faced monologue was first uploaded onto Vimeo as a private video and publicly posted on Jim Carrey’s newly-launched website Jim Carrey TruLife. Shortly after, Emma Stone re-uploaded the video onto her newly created YouTube account, which gained over 350,000 views in the span of 48 hours. It has since been removed due to a copyright claim by Jim Carrey.
“I just wanted to let you know that I think you’re all the way beautiful. Not just pretty, but, you know, smart and kindhearted. And if I were a lot younger, I would marry you, and we would have chubby little freckled-faced kids…”
“Every day for the rest of your life, you would thank God that I was the appropriate age for you. But I’m not. I’m 49. I have lines on my face, sometimes a little gray in my beard, and it takes me a little longer to pee than it used to. Those are the only discernible signs of aging that I can find so far."
“Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how I felt. You’re pretty special, and I wish you continued success and artistic fulfillment, but most of all, I wish you love and contentment. That’s all.”
Jim Carrey’s Tweet
At 5:57pm (ET) on August 24th, 2011, comedian Jim Carrey posted a link to the video message via his Twitter account:
Jim Carrey’s message to Emma Stone http://t.co/GbJ8HnU ;^]
Similar to the coverage of Charlie Sheen’s rant during an interview with CBS, news publications jumped in on the story with article headlines like “Jim Carrey’s Creepy Video Love Letter to Emma Stone” and “Jim Carrey’s Midlife Crisis?” from celebrity blogs and entertainment new sites like Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter and New York Magazine to news agencies like AP, MSNBC and Washington Post.
Reuters also published an article titled “Jim Carrey Launches Web Site, Professes Love for Emma Stone,” hypothesizing the video could have been a public stunt for the launch of his new videoblog TruLife.
Emma Stone’s Response
Meanwhile, Emma Stone also created a new YouTube account “EmmaStoneVerified” and re-uploaded Carrey’s video message onto her channel with the following comment:
See it on my official website http://EmmaStone.me – I was a huge Jim Carrey fan. Now I’m not sure if I should be flattered, or seek an order for protection? ;) lol
She posted the video on her personal website mentioning the overwhelming response she received, as well as a photo of her boyfriend Andrew Garfield walking in front of her after dinner with the caption “why is he walking so fast?”
8/25 – Well I guess I’m flattered. :) -- Update: So I’ve never got this many texts, emails, calls, etc…It’s like a sex tape that I wasn’t even in leaked to the Internet. Jim has been a lifetime idol of mine, and obviously he’s just being silly.
Following the initial wave of speculations and questions about Carrey’s video on August 24th, Jim Carrey tweeted on the next day explaining that his video was intended to be a joke:
Yes, my msg to Emma Stone was a comedy routine and the funniest part is that everything i said is tru. www.jimcarreytrulife.com
Kathy Griffin’s Message to Justin Bieber
On August 25th, comedian Kathy Griffin joined in on the parody video phenomenon by uploading her own titled “Kathy Griffin’s Message to Justin Bieber,” which begins with her saying:
“I was so inspired by comic giant Jim Carey that I’ve decided to pledge my love, so this is a message for Justin Bieber."
Entertainment Weekly – Crazy Jim Carrey is stupid in love with Emma Stone
- New York Magazine – Watch Jim Carrey’s Video Love Letter to Emma Stone
Washington Post – Emma Stone Receives Funny Creepy Message From Jim Carrey