- In a statement to The Young Turks, actor Jim Carrey said he was “gratified by the reaction to his little drawings” in response to criticism over an unflattering portrait he drew of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
- Carrey tweeted the drawing on Saturday and received backlash from Twitter users, Fox News, and Mike Huckabee.
- On Monday, Carrey tweeted another drawing of President Trump as the “Wicked Witch of the West Wing.”
Actor Jim Carrey doesn’t seem swayed by recent criticism of his political drawings.
Carrey responded to the backlash he received over an unflattering portrait he drew of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Carrey tweeted the drawing on Saturday, and was quickly hit with criticism from Fox News, Mike Huckabee, and many Twitter users.
In a statement to The Young Turks, Carrey said he was “gratified” by the response.
“I am so gratified by the reaction to my little drawings,” he said. “It is the job of a political cartoon to vex those who abuse power or enable abuses. This Administration has been lying to the American people from day one while plundering the country and debasing our values. And those who cover for those shameful mobster of a President are putting makeup on a melanoma and telling the cancer patient that everything’s fine. Monstrous? You bet!”
Carrey had tweeted the portrait of Sarah Huckabee Sanders with the caption, “This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!”
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
That tweet has drawn more than 25,000 responses from Twitter users, many of whom were critical of Carrey.
It also drew the ire of Fox News.
“It’s the typical double standard that we see on the left,” conservative commentator Candace Owens said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. “What I’m so impressed with is just how quickly the double standard seems to take place.”
Sanders’ father Mike Huckabee tweeted Monday that Carrey was a “pathetic bully,” among other things.
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 https://t.co/HCqHoER0Ru
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 19, 2018
It didn’t slow Carrey down.
He tweeted another drawing Monday afternoon, which portrays President Trump as “the Wicked Witch” with the caption, “If you liked my last cartoon you may also enjoy … “THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST WING AND PUTIN’S FLYING MONKEYS.”
If you liked my last cartoon you may also enjoy…
"THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST WING AND PUTIN’S FLYING MONKEYS“ pic.twitter.com/slBG7j1s8d
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 19, 2018
Carrey has largely remained out of the spotlight in recent years, but his ascension as a political activist and artist on Twitter – he routinely posts drawings criticizing Republicans and President Trump’s administration – is starting to gain attention.