With all due respect to those whose way of life and value system are tied up in Fashion Week and the industry that facilitates it, Jim Carrey was one hundred percent correct when he said, “There’s no meaning to any of this,” on the red carpet of a Harper’s Bazaar party Friday. There is no meaning to any of this. There is no meaning to any of this.
How often do you watch celebrities pretend what they’re doing and attending is so important and seemingly invent reasons why right on the spot? How often do you wish that someone, anyone, would call a spade a spade? How often do they? Not since Fiona Apple’s “The World Is Bullshit” speech at VMAs 20 years ago have I seen someone so refreshingly piss on the facade of the event they were attending.
E! host Catt Saddler clearly was not prepared to philosophize about existence before the event. “You gotta admit, it’s completely meaningless” said Carrey, to which Saddler said, “Well... they say they’re celebrating icons inside.”
To her credit, though, Saddler kept Carrey talking for over two minutes. And what gems he delivered:
- “Celebrating icons, that is just the lowest aiming possibility we can come up with. It’s like icons. Do you believe in icons? I don’t believe in personalities. I don’t believe you exist. But there is a wonderful fragrance in the air.”
- “I believe we’re a field of energy dancing for itself. And, uh... I don’t care.”
- “I didn’t get dressed up, there is no me. There is just things happening and there are clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together.”
- “It’s not our world. We don’t matter. There’s the good news.”
Refreshing! Slay that concept of ego and self-importance at an event predicated precisely on that, existential qween!!!
E! points out that when he mentioned not believing in personalities, Carrey echoed his 2014 commencement speech at Maharishi University of Management, an institution of “consciousness-based education” that teaches Transcendental Meditation, among things:
But you guys are way ahead of the game. You already know who you are and that peace, that peace that we’re after, lies somewhere beyond personality, beyond the perception of others, beyond invention and disguise, even beyond effort itself. You can join the game, fight the wars, play with form all you want, but to find real peace, you have to let the armor fall. Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.
After it, Sadler had this to say about her interaction with Carrey:
Next time, she’ll know to expect that field of energy dancing for itself.