One of the most well-liked comedies of the 1990s was The Mask, with Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz as the leads. The popularity of the movie significantly benefited the careers of both young stars. Even Carrey received a Golden Globe nomination for his work. At the 1995 MTV Movie Awards, Carrey showed solidarity towards his co-star Cameron Diaz by kissing Chris Isaak.
Chris Isaak forcefully kissed Cameron Diaz on stage
Consent has become popular and important however in 1995 Hollywood was possibly not concerned with the word or its implications. Specially Award shows are a hub of such disturbing events, one such despicable incident happened at the MTV Movie Awards. Recently, the event reappeared on TikTok and other social media sites.
Presenting the Best Kiss award were Diaz and Isaak. She was hugged by the vocalist of Wicked Game, who leaned very close. To stop him, she pulled back and lifted her arm. Isaak urged “Baby, Come here.” Isaak grabbed Diaz’s wrist, but she kept speaking her lines and presenting the prize. She reminded the audience that the kisses nominated for the prize occurred “at the director’s request,” meaning that Isaak’s approaches were not welcome.
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Cameron Diaz was avenged by Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly won the Best Kiss prize that year for their work on the movie Dumb and Dumber. Carrey thus used the opportunity to strike revenge on the singer. Isaak was greeted by The Mask actor as he entered the stage to claim the trophy and he kissed him to extract revenge.
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During the filming of The Mask Carrey and Diaz became extremely close, and their chemistry was undeniable, however, there was no confirmation of their affair. After the resurfacing of the footage, many have conjectured that Carrey planted a kiss in vengeance for Isaak’s unwelcome kiss. Jim Carrey spoke at another iconic award show event years later.
Award shows are laden with hilarious, awkward incidents between celebrities. This was one such incident, another most recent incident occurred when Will Smith smacked Chris Rock live on stage at the 2022 Academy Awards. Later on in the evening, Smith was named Best Actor. Standing ovations were given to him, and many did not support violence. Carrey was astonished by the audience’s response in particular.
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The Mask is streaming on Amazon Prime