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Jim Carrey slams Kent State student’s gun photo by posting ‘devil’ cartoon

The woman in the photo fired back at Carrey: 'Is this what you have to do because you've become irrelevant?'

KENT, Ohio -- The viral photo of a Kent State University graduate walking on campus with an AR-10 long rifle has captured the attention of actor Jim Carrey.

He tweeted a political cartoon depicting the KSU grad coupled with this caption: And the devil said, “Thanks a bunch for Goldilocks. Enjoy the show in Santa Fe tomorrow. Someday, real soon, I’ll have you for dinner.”

Carrey’s post, which was tweeted late Friday night after the Texas school shooting, has been retweeted more than 14,000 times as of 8 a.m. Monday.

The photo he’s referencing features 22-year-old Kaitlin Bennett with a gun strapped to her back at KSU while holding a graduation cap that declares: “Come and take it.”

Her images quickly caused a stir on social media.

After seeing Carrey's tweet, she fired back at the comedian by saying, "Jim you should be the one in this picture with this caption. You're the one that supports gun control policies that let these kids die. Is this what you have to do because you've become irrelevant? Disgusting. #GunControlKills."

Kent State University's policy prohibits students, staff, and third parties doing business with the university from having a deadly weapon inside buildings and outside campus grounds. Visitors, however, may openly carry a gun outside on campus, since it is considered public property of the state.

Since she was no longer considered a student after graduation, the university confirmed that Bennett did not violate any rules.