Comedic actor Jim Carrey is receiving some heat online after joking in an interview that a female reporter was the only thing left to do on his bucket list.
While interviewing him about his role as Dr. Robotnick in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Charlotte Long of Heat Magazine asked Carrey:
"In the film, Sonic has a bucket list. I was wondering, after all you've done in your career and in your life, is there anything still left on your bucket list?"
"Just you. That's it, it's all done now."
Long seemed to take the joke in stride, covering her mouth and laughing before saying:
"Wow. I don't know what to say to that!"
Carrey told her:
"Just own it."
Many Twitter users spoke out against Carrey's comment, saying it was at best creepy and, at worst, predatory.
Others felt what Carrey said was ultimately harmless flirting.
But many pointed out that, while flirting may be acceptable in other contexts, Long was a professional in her workplace.
Many people on Twitter were cringing over the interview.
Some of Carrey's fans, however, felt the joke had been misinterpretted.
The actor was only referring to being interviewed by Long.
Nevertheless, the online outrage at Carrey was hard to contain.
If Jim's joke was truly harmless, he should be a little more careful next time with his phrasing. No one wants to be accused of creeping out women in their workplace.