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If you meet Jim Carrey, don't ask him for a selfie

19 Jun 2019

It's the memory that counts, after all

Jim Carrey refuses to "stop life" and pose for selfies with fans.

The funnyman loves meeting devotees and chatting to them, but he won't take a snap with them, because it feels awkward.

"I dropped the whole trying to be something for somebody a long time ago," The Mask star tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I don’t feel there is a pressing responsibility to please everyone.

"I'm not unkind to people, but I would much prefer saying 'hello' and 'who are you' and 'what are you doing today' to giving a selfie, because selfies stop life... [and] it’s going on Instagram to give people a false sense of relevance."

And he thinks the man behind the photo explosion is suffering the consequences from selfie haters in hell, adding, "Everybody was so gaga about (Apple co-founder) Steve Jobs, but I picture him in hell running from demons who want a selfie."