Jim Carrey Defends Kathy Griffin: 'Comedians Are The Last Voice Of Truth'

While many others are angry about Kathy Griffin's recent photo shoot, in which she holds a prop resembling President Donald Trump's bloodied, decapitated head, Jim Carrey is defending the red-haired comedian's actions. 

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight at the premiere Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here, Carrey said, "I think it is the job of a comedian to cross the line at all times—because that line is not real." 

"If you step out into that spotlight and you're doing the crazy things that [Trump is] doing," the 55-year-old went on, "we're the last line of defense. And really, the comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing. It's impossible to get away from it."

Unfortunately for Griffin, not many people seem to share Carrey's beliefs. Soon after Griffin posted the now-infamous photo, she received backlash online, prompting her to release a video apology on Twitter. "I sincerely apologize. I'm just now seeing the reaction to these images. I'm a comic. I cross the line. I move the line then I cross it. I went way too far," she stated. "The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny. I get it. I've made a lot of mistakes in my career, I will continue. I ask your forgiveness."

In his interview, Carrey also seemed to understand the pull of wanting to express a distaste for the president—in terms of comedy—the way that Griffin did. "I had a dream the other night I was playing golf with Donald Trump," he told ET. "I was standing beside him with a club in my hand, and I was considering my options when I suddenly woke up."

Carrey added, "It was one of those dreams where you just want to get back to sleep so you can finish it, you know?"