Jim Carrey pays tribute to Robin Williams after report of ‘bitter feud’ between the comedians
Jim Carrey took to Twitter on Thursday to pay tribute to deceased comic legend Robin Williams, a day after Radar Online reported that he and Williams had engaged in a “bitter feud.”
Carrey, who has generated headlines with his politically charged artwork, turned his talents to a portrait of the “Mork & Mindy” star.
Carrey’s caption made his admiration for Williams unmistakable.
“Robin Williams’ mind was a quantum computer. He was the fastest gun in the West,” Carrey wrote. “I loved, respected and admired his brilliance — always.”
On Wednesday, RadarOnline published a story titled, “Robin ‘Completely Freaked Out’ Over Jim’s Success: Their Bitter Feud Exposed.”
The story went on to cite David Itzkoff’s new biography about Williams, which according to Radar paints Williams as being “fixated” on Carrey’s talent.
The Radar report went on to say that Williams was “enraged to find out Carrey accepted a role in ‘Batman’ after he turned it down.”
Gossip Cop quoted Carrey as denying the RadarOnline report on Wednesday, saying that Carrey told the rumor-debunking site that Radar’s account was “completely off base.”
“RadarOnline is completely off base and creating a feud that didn’t exist. Robin may have expressed insecurity about me and my rise to success but I have never had anything but the greatest respect for him and his genius,” Gossip Cop quoted Carrey as saying. “He was also always respectful to me in person. He called me ‘Maestro’ and I called him ‘Billy the Kid.’ Let’s get it straight. There’s no feud if one side isn’t aware of it.”