Jim Carrey woke up in Hawaii and thought he would never leave.
The Canadian-born comedian was among the many people in Hawaii to receive a government text alert reading, “Emergency Alert: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
It took over 35 minutes for the government to retract the false threat, but Carrey said the text alert served as a real warning of another issue.
“I woke up this morning in Hawaii with ten minutes to live. It was a false alarm, but a real psychic warning,” tweeted Carey. “If we allow this one-man Gomorrah and his corrupt Republican Congress to continue alienating the world we are headed for suffering beyond all imagination.”
Celebrities, politicians, travellers and Hawaii locals were outraged by the terrifying false alarm. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis blamed U.S. President Donald Trump for the heightened tension.
Meanwhile, Senator Mazie Hironi, D-Hawaii, tweeted that she was looking into the cause of the fake alert.