Hawaii made headlines on Saturday when officials mistakenly sent out a "ballistic missile threat" emergency warning. On Sunday, actor Jim Carrey is making headlines for his head-turning reaction to the mistake.
What did he say?
In a tweet that has gone viral, Carrey tore into President Donald Trump — though not referring to him by name — and the Republican Party. However, neither the president nor the GOP had anything to do with Saturday's fiasco.
"I woke up this morning in Hawaii with ten minutes to live. It was a false alarm, but a real psychic warning. If we allow this one-man Gomorrah and his corrupt Republican congress to continue alienating the world we are headed for suffering beyond all imagination," Carrey wrote, adding a crying face emoticon.
I woke up this morning in Hawaii with ten minutes to live. It was a false alarm, but a real psychic warning. If we… https://t.co/GuqRCIALgG— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey) 1515877290.0
Carrey was widely bashed in the replies to his tweet.
"This had nothing to do with our president. You're happy this happened so you can politicize it. I'm in Hawaii, too," the top reply said.
"Love you Jim as your films made my childhood....but this tweet is pure bs," another person added.
Did any other Hollywood actors misplace the blame?
Actress Jaime Lee Curtis placed blame for the incident squarely on the president, who was in Florida at the time the emergency alert was sent:
This Hawaii missle scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that mothers & fathers & children felt is on YOU. It is… https://t.co/OQM6n98pWk— Jamie Lee Curtis (@Jamie Lee Curtis) 1515875045.0
Who is really to blame?
Despite the liberal insistence to place blame on Trump or the GOP, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has taken full responsibility for the mistake.
The agency said in a statement on Saturday:
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) has confirmed that there was no ballistic missile and that there were no computer hacks to the HI-EMA system. The cause of the false alarm was human error.
HI-EMA has already taken measures to ensure that an incident such as the one that occurred this morning does not happen again. HI-EMA has also started a review of cancellation procedures to inform the public immediately if a cancellation is warranted. We understand that false alarms such as this can erode public confidence in our emergency notification systems. We understand the serious nature of the warning alert systems and the need to get this right 100% of the time.