'Sleazebag' Jim Carrey tells female journalist she's the only thing left to do on his bucket list

Jim Carrey has been dubbed a "sleazebag" online for a comment he made to a female journalist while promoting the new Sonic movie. 

The comedian was being interviewed by Charlotte Long for Heat magazine, who asked him: "After all you've done in your career and in your life, is there anything still left on your bucket list?"

"Just you," Carrey responded. "That's it, it's all done now."  

A visibly shocked Long laughed off the comment, but admitted she didn't know what to say. 

"Just own it," Carrey told her. 

Reaction to the clip has been mixed, with some commentators slamming the Ace Ventura star for being inappropriate. 

"Such a huge [fan] of @JimCarrey but lost respect for him today. This is really unacceptable, I wish and hope he apologizes to you," one Tweet read. 

"Unfortunately it turns out Jim Carrey is a massive sleazebag," another Twitter user chimed in. 

"He's been a sleazebag for a long time! Money can't buy class! Or respect for others," said another. 

"Good on her for laughing it off, I would have slapped him," one YouTube commenter wrote. 

But many fans have leapt to defend Carrey, claiming he was simply making an innocuous joke. 

"He was referring to the interview and simply meeting her. Sounds like the complainers are the ones with dirty minds," one comment read. 

"Please don't #metoo Jim Carey for a non sexual joke that is misinterpreted…" said another. 

A representative for Carrey dubbed the issue a "non-story" when adressing the controversy in a statement to USA Today

"This is a ridiculous non-story. Jim's full quote was 'Just you! That’s it, I'm all done now!' clearly and good-naturedly referring to the interview as being on the top of his bucket list," the emailed statement read.

"It was in no way a reference to the journalist herself. This is another example of a clickbait headline pandering to the dark side of 'scroll culture' - dirty business done by and for people with dirty minds."