Actor Jim Carrey Tweets Support For Tiger Woods, Slams Elin
Jim Carrey Goes "Pro-Woods"
In what might be the most male camaraderie that golfer Tiger Woods has been shown in the last four months, actor Jim Carrey is Tweeting his support for Tiger Woods who is making his competitive comeback at the Masters Tournament in Augusta this week. Carrey, fresh off a split from his girlfriend of five years Jenny McCarthy, wrote, "Tiger Woods owes nothing 2 anyone but himself. 2 please his father he gave up his childhood and his freedom in the world. That's enough!"
The actor also blamed Tiger Woods's wife Elin Nordegren for being "blind" to her husband's infidelity.
"No wife is blind enough to miss that much infidelity," wrote Carrey. "Elin had 2 b a willing participant on the ride 4 whatever reason."
It seems Carrey had a change of heart toward the battered golfer. On April 7, Carrey Tweeted, "Tiger Woods returns to the Masters today and after a lengthy break, many wonder if he'll be compelled to play some extra holes!"
Later that day, he apologized for his sarcastic Tweet saying, "I made a Tiger joke today, but after listening 2 Payne's speech I think it's time we checked our collective EGO and let the guy play!
Billy Payne, the chairman of the Masters Tournament, issued a statement ahead of the tournament criticizing Woods for "forgetting that with fame and fortune comes responsibility, not invisibility." Many thought Payne's statement was hypocritical, given that Woods was still allowed to take part in the Augusta tournament despite the sex scandal, bringing unprecedented media attention and ratings.