Jim Carrey Deletes Facebook As He Believes It 'Profited From Russian Interference'
Jim Carrey has said he is deleting his Facebook page as he believes the social media platform 'profited from Russian interference' in the US elections, also urging others to do the same.
He decided to share the news in a slightly strange post on Twitter.
I'm dumping my @facebook stock and deleting my page because @facebook profited from Russian interference in our elections and they're still not doing enough to stop it. I encourage all other investors who care about our future to do the same. #unfriendfacebook pic.twitter.com/KHWgZzhhmp
- Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 6, 2018
Attaching a hand-drawn picture of Mark Zuckerberg next to a thumbs down (or 'dislike') and the word 'Fakebook', he wrote: "I'm dumping my @facebook stock and deleting my page because @facebook profited from Russian interference in our elections and they're still not doing enough to stop it.
"I encourage all other investors who care about our future to do the same. #unfriendfacebook."
Jim Carrey's known for his zany, oddball acting style in films like The Mask, Bruce Almighty and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, but recently the strangeness seems to have crossed over to his off-screen persona, too - having made a point of making interviews just that little bit more abstract than usual.
In October things got particularly bizarre when he appeared on the Norm MacDonald Live podcast, in which he took apart the set and 'sandbagged' his arm to stop himself from using his phone, before speaking about 'erasing' himself and claiming he has no ego whatsoever.
"I'm erasing myself, like, I'm not even fucking here right now," he said. "I don't exist, I have no needs, I don't need you people.
"None of it, nothing. I don't need approval from anybody.
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"There's no 'me' involved. I've already crossed the river of tears.
"All I need is water and to drink it in interesting ways."
He then proceeded to throw his water into the air, catching a gulp of it in his mouth.
The actor also gave a rather strange interview at the 2017 New York Fashion Week Harper's Bazaar Icons Party.
At first many thought he was simply trolling an E! News reporter as he told her: "There's no meaning to any of this."
However, others were concerned that this reflected his well-documented mental health struggles.
He went on to explain his behaviour during the interview to the The Hollywood Reporter.
"It's kind of an interesting perspective on what came from losing yourself in a character, and realising you're a character who has been playing you your whole life," Carrey said. "A lot of people think that I'm kinda going through something - but it's been my whole life.
"When I tried to go back and play Jim Carrey, I got depressed, and now I don't try to do that anymore."
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