Jim Carrey had the perfect reaction straight after Cameron Diaz was forcefully kissed at MTV awards
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People have spoken out in widespread praise for Jim Carrey after the actor had a perfect - and unexpected - response to Cameron Diaz being forcibly kissed onstage at the MTV awards.
An extended version of the footage has since revealed - the man, the myth, the legend - Jim Carrey, swooping in to get back at Isaak for the musician's inappropriate behaviour.
In the original clip, Isaak can be seen putting his arm around Diaz as the pair stand on stage ready to announce the year's 'Best Kiss' award.
Despite Diaz leaning away and even putting her arm up, attempting to block herself from the musician, Isaak continues to lean closer and even grabs her by the wrist.
Isaak eventually overpowers Diaz and even comments he knew she would 'come around'.
Cue outrage from social media users online, but also - as the extended clip has now revealed - from Carrey.
After being awarded the 'Best Kiss' award alongside his co-star of Dumb and Dumber Lauren Holly, Carrey seizes his opportunity to help a fellow actor in need.
As soon as he's ascended the staircase of the stage, Carrey strides directly over to Isaak and embraces him.
While it can't be seen from the perspective of the camera whether the pair actually snog, Isaak can be seen wiping his lips slightly after Carrey walks off, the musician looking decidedly taken aback and uncomfortable.
Many fans have since speculated Carrey definitely did it 'in retaliation on [Diaz's] behalf'.
The clip has been shared on TikTok and has amassed over one million views, 100,000 likes and swaths of comments in support and praise for Carrey's reaction to Diaz's uncomfortable situation.
One user wrote: "Yesss. you can see his face like 'now look at meeee and this opportunityyyyyy standing right in front of meeee'."
"You can see on his face that smile. He knew what he was gonna do. When they called his name," another wrote.
A third commented: "I think he was more excited about getting revenge for her than getting the award! Love him for that."
A final resolved: "And that is why Jim is the goat."