Jim Carrey Painted An Unflattering Picture Of Donald Trump's Press Secretary
Jim Carrey has done a fair amount in his career. He's starred in some classic comedy films such as Liar Liar, Dumb And Dumber, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask, as well as some less classic films like The Cable Guy.
You might not be aware, but he also works in other mediums and is a keen hobby painter.
His latest subject is a pretty controversial one.
The one, the only, US President Donald Trump.
If you liked my last cartoon you may also enjoy...- Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 19, 2018
"THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST WING AND PUTIN'S FLYING MONKEYS" pic.twitter.com/slBG7j1s8d
He first attracted criticism for his painting of White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. While he didn't explicitly say that it was her, you can take a look at his work and draw your own conclusion.
Looking at the picture, it's pretty fair to say he doesn't think too much of her, or her boss, for that matter.
She is angry looking, red faced, and has an open, sneering mouth. Carrey posted the picture to his Twitter account, which has 18m followers, on Saturday night with the caption
This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous! pic.twitter.com/MeYLTy1pqb
- Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 17, 2018
Over the past year, he has used his paintbrushes to speak out about how unhappy he is with the Donald Trump presidency.
He painted a picture of Trump kissing the backside of Russian President Vladimir Putin last year, and hes also taken aim at Republican party senator candidate Roy Moore (who was accused of sexual misconduct) as well as others within Trump's inner circle.
When President Trump recently gave his State of the Union address, he posted a picture of the USA's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, crying with the caption: "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to."
"It's my party and I'll cry if I want to!" #StateOfTheUnion pic.twitter.com/5VDr66pbBo
- Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 31, 2018
However, this latest effort has rattled a few cages, as 35-year-old Huckabee Sanders' dad is Republican senator Mike Huckabee.
He tweeted his own response to Carrey's art shortly after it came out.
It read: "Pathetic BULLY, sexist, hater, bigot & "Christaphobe" @jimcarrey attacks @PressSec for her faith; what would be hypocritical Hollywood reaction if he called someone a "so-called Muslim" or "so-called Jew?" #classlessCarrey"
When talking about his love of painting in the short documentary film 'I Needed Colour', Carrey said: "I think what makes someone an artist is they make models of their inner life,
"They make something come into physical being that is inspired by their emotions or their needs or what they feel the audience needs."
It's not all angry work, though, he also painted a portrait of Professor Stephen Hawking, who died last week.
Cheers to you Stephen Hawking, the greatest mental athlete of our time. You are all that is! See you around, buddy! ;^) pic.twitter.com/LEqYnFn2rW
- Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 14, 2018
He described Hawking as "greatest mental athlete of our time".
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