Jim Carrey and Fox News are not interested in playing nice with one another. The comic actor, 51, is in a war of words with the conservative news network that all began with a Funny or Die skit posted earlier this week. In the Hee-Haw-inspired clip that criticizes opponents of gun control reform, Carrey parodies the late Charlton Heston, screen legend and former President of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

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Fox commentator previously called Greg Gutfield called Carrey a "pathetic tool" for the skit, and said on The Five on Friday March 29: "I guess Jimmy thought he couldn't lose a debate to a dead man . . . That's what's really funny -- he did and now Charlton Heston has a brighter future in films than Jim Carrey."

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Carrey took the extra step of releasing a formal statement against the network, which he refers to as "F-- News," slamming it as a "a last resort for kinda-sorta-almost-journalists whose options have been severely limited by their extreme and intolerant views . . . I sincerely believe that in time, good people will lose patience with the petty and poisonous behavior of these bullies," Carrey's statement continues.

"F-- News will be remembered as nothing more than a giant culture fart that no amount of Garlique could cure."

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Gutfield went on call Carrey "washed up" and a civil rights pioneer "of sucking."

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Jim Carrey Calls Fox News "Giant Culture Fart" in Feud Over Charlton Heston Skit