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Social media tries to cancel Jim Carrey with decades-old video after he dares to speak out against Hollywood

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Social media successfully unearthed a decades-old video of actor and comedian Jim Carrey kissing actress Alicia Silverstone onstage during the 1997 MTV Movie Awards.

The video hit the internet and began making headlines just one day after Carrey spoke out against "spineless" celebrities who would go on to applaud actor Will Smith at the Oscars just moments after he forcibly struck comedian Chris Rock across the face over a joke about the actor's wife.

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Social media users took to Twitter in an uproar over Carrey's remarks on Tuesday and Wednesday, accusing him of inappropriately acting out during an awards ceremony that took place a quarter-century ago.

Social media user yasmin shared the original clip in question, which, according to Newsweek, showed Carrey "seemingly forcing a kiss" on Silverstone as he accepted the award for Best Comedic Performance in 1996 comedy "Cable Guy."

The user captioned the clip, "[S]ays the guy who sexually assaulted alicia silverstone on stage."

It is unclear at the time of this reporting whether the kiss between Carrey and Silverstone was consensual or if she knew of any premeditated plans to do so ahead of the event.

The user's quip was in response to a Variety article which quoted Carrey as saying, "I have nothing against Will Smith. He's done great things, but that was not a good moment. It cast a shadow over everyone's shining moment. ... It was a selfish moment."

A day after Smith won his best actor Oscar for his role in "King Richard," Carrey said that he was "sickened" by the standing ovation Smith received after he slapped Rock across the face.

"I felt like Hollywood is just spineless en masse and it really felt like this is a really clear indication that we're not the cool club anymore," he added.

At the time of this reporting, the resurfaced video on Twitter has received more than 2 million views.

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