Ebay Purges Site of Backlash Against Jim Carrey

Carrey ticked off self-defense advocates


UPDATED: An eBay user who was selling an autographed photo of the actor and promising to buy a gun with the money sparked a mini-trend, though the auction site appears to have put an end to the movement.

A clever eBay user started a trend: selling Jim Carrey paraphernalia by advertising that proceeds for the sale will be used to purchase a gun. …

Then, the item's description suddenly changed late Wednesday, and the bids disappeared. The seller's detailed description of his reason for wanting to sell the item was gone, including all references to the gun he wants to purchase.

As of late Wednesday, the description for the Carrey photo being sold by astrobuzz read: "I'm selling this Jim Carrey autographed B&W photo (mint condition) for purposes I cannot explain because it might be against eBay's Terms & Conditions."