This is, quite possibly, the most awkward red carpet exchange ever.

Jim Carrey had all sorts of odd things to say at Harper's Bazaar's ICONS event on Friday.

When E! News' Catt Sadler approached the comedian on the New York Fashion Week red carpet, he circled her a few times -- literally -- and then went into a long rant about how the entire event was "meaningless" because icons don't exist.

"There's no meaning to any of this. I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join, and here I am," Carrey said to Sadler. "I mean, you gotta admit, it's completely meaningless."

A wide-eyed Sadler tried to keep her cool: "Well, they say they're celebrating icons inside. Do you believe in icons?"

"Celebrating icons, boy, that is just the absolute lowest aiming possibility that we could come up with. It's like, icons. Do you believe in icons? I believe in personalities. I don't believe that you exist, but there is a wonderful fragrance in the air," he said.

Sadler tried to explain to Carrey that "certain icons have the power to make change, to think differently, to be bold" and "to inspire others," which Carrey responded to with even more rambling nonsense.

"I don't believe in icons. I don't believe in personalities. I believe that peace lies beyond personality, beyond invention in disguise, beyond the red S that you wear on your chest that makes bullets bounce off. I believe that it's deeper than that. I believe we're a field of energy dancing for itself," he said. "And, uh, I don't care."

A panic-stricken Sadler tried to save the awkward encounter by pointing out the actor's dapper appearance.

"No, I didn't get dressed up," he replied. "There is no me. There's just things happening. And there are clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together."

"Here's the thing, it's not our world. That's the key. We don't matter. That's the good news," he added before giving a stunned Sadler a shoulder squeeze and walking away.

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