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Jim Carrey Takes Flak for 'Sleazy' Remark to Reporter

Newser — Rob Quinn

The title character in Sonic the Hedgehog got a redesign last year after fans decided his appearance was unsettling. But it's now Jim Carrey—villain Dr. Robotnik in the film—who seems like the creepy one, Page Six reports.

Carrey is being called a "sleazeball" because of a remark he made during an interview promoting the movie, which is out Friday.

When Heat magazine journalist Charlotte Long asked Carrey what was left on his bucket list, the 58-year-old said "Just you," adding, "That's it. It's all done now." E! Online reports that a "shocked" Long said, "I don't know what to say to that." "Just own it," Carrey replied, laughing.

Some fans said they had lost respect for the actor, though others defended the remark as "flirty."

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