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- A video is circulating on social networks where Jim Carrey refers to the Illuminati, while making a gesture with his hands and tongue. Along with the audiovisual content, the text appears: “Jim Carrey exposes the Illuminati and this message cost his girlfriend his life.”
- This is false. The actor made a parody in 2014 to present his new film Two dumbs so dumbs. Also, Carrey’s ex-girlfriend was not murdered but she committed suicide in 2015.
- The Illuminati conspiracy theory states that beings from another planet take on human form and rule the world. Within this group, according to this disinforming theory, would be Jim Carrey along with Barack Obama, George Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth II, among others.
A video circulating on social networks where the American actor and comedian Jim Carrey appears, along with the text: “Jim Carrey exposes the Illuminati and this message cost his girlfriend his life.”
In the video, Jim Carrey makes a reference to the Illuminati, while making a gesture with his hands and tongue. However, what the posts point out is false.
The video -which had more than 650,000 likes on TikTok and 35,000 likes on Facebook- is a parody that the actor made at the end of 2014 to present his new movie Two dumbs so dumbs. Also, Carrey’s ex-girlfriend was not murdered but she committed suicide in 2015.
What Carrey says in the original video
The full video of the interview with Jim Carrey on the program Jimmy Kimmel Live shows the actor entering the studio, while making a gesture with his hand and tongue.
“I am here tonight to unmask them, to be the whistleblower, I am tired of the secrets and the lies. It is the secret symbol of the Illuminati and you [por Jimmy Kimmel] you are part It is the language that makes fun of everyone”, begins by saying Carrey.
However, unlike what is circulating on social media, Carrey makes this joke to promote his movie Dumb and Dumber.
“I rotten. I want everyone to be part of the joke. For years, television hosts, television people were hired by the government to distract you, to make you laugh, happy and docile; so you don’t know what’s really going on. Then they go to the forest, in a circle, naked and decide these things. They are trying to turn us into consumer drones,” says the actor as the entire studio laughs.
And then Carrey pretends that someone is calling him and as soon as he answers he pretends to have turned into a robot as he begins to promote the film, which makes the audience laugh, once again.
Carrey’s ex-girlfriend committed suicide
Contrary to what the viral post indicates, Jim Carrey’s girlfriend, Cathriona White, was not murdered but committed suicide in 2015.
White’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, like her ex-husband, Mark Burton, sued the actor alleging that he was the one who supplied the drugs with which White committed suicide.
Carrey filed a countersuit in October 2016 alleging that the complaints from his ex-partner’s relatives were nothing more than an attempt to want to earn money at his expense. Ultimately, a judge dismissed the lawsuit. against the actor.
The Illuminati conspiracy theory involving Carrey
The Illuminati arose in Bavaria, Germany, when the Order of Perfectibilists was founded, in 1776, in the Age of Enlightenment. The members of this organization of intellectuals, popularly known as the Illuminati, sought to promote reason, freedom, education or philanthropy, which soon put institutions such as the Church or the monarchy on guard.
However, the Bavarian Illuminati has little to do with the contemporary Illuminati. There are several episodes that account for the current conspiracy theory.
First of all, Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea narrate in their work The Illuminatus! Trilogy (1975) the adventures and misadventures of the Illuminati, an elite group that rules the world from the shadows, an ancient secret society that has survived to this day and outlines a good handful of conspiracy theories, from the “truth” of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy or Martin Luther King to why there is a pyramid on a dollar bill.
The trilogy becomes a complete success and, despite the fact that Wilson has reiterated that it is a novel, it lays the foundations for the generic model of these misinforming theories.
Within the Illuminati, there is that theory that believes in the “reptilian Illuminati”, beings from another planet who take on human form and run the world. Within this group, according to this disinforming theory, would be Jim Carrey along with Barack Obama, George Bush, Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth II.
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