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- The actor Jim Carrey tweeted what appears to be a portrait of the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, over the weekend.
- Many Twitter users criticized the drawing, and it even caught the attention of “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning.
- Carrey has recently gained a reputation as an outspoken political activist and artist.
The actor Jim Carrey has recently built a reputation – and a Twitter following – as an outspoken political activist and artist who regularly tweets political artwork. But his latest one is causing a stir on social media.
On Saturday, Carrey tweeted a portrait that appears to be of the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. A representative for Carrey told The Associated Press that the drawing was by Carrey but did not confirm whether it was of Sanders.
The tweet says: “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
There were more than 11,000 responses to the tweet by Monday morning, many of which criticized Carrey and accused him of bullying and spreading hate.
And this is one more reason that I'm done with Hollywood. It's ok to be mean and hurtful as long as it's to someone you disagree with, right? Btw, this is a classic example of bullying. But again, it's ok as long as it's someone you disagree with, right?
— Jenny (@BlessedTNGal) March 18, 2018
— Erica (@Oxykitten11) March 18, 2018
Sarah is a beautiful person who has a real life! Real children who love her, real friends and family who respect her, and real values, and a God who loves her! You on the other hand have nothing!
— Marion (@ddnifcins1) March 18, 2018
So sad to see an actor who was once funny now turned progressive leftist media wh*re. You are now a has-been with a bad attitude & nothing of value to say. Losers from Loserwood should stick to what they know-pretending. Leave politics to the adults. God bless @POTUS.
— Mrs. JL Young (@JackieAgain) March 19, 2018
This is terrible. Jim, you should be ashamed of yourself for such a sexist, xenophobic picture. Just because she is a republican doesn’t give you the right to put out something so horribly disgusting. When they go low you go lower? Shame on you.
— Afree Thinker???? (@AfreeThinker71) March 19, 2018
Are you looking for recognition, a bit acknowledgement to boost your failing career. Why attack this woman or her religious beliefs? What did this woman do to you? This is not art.
— Mary McCallan (@maddiebrasco) March 19, 2018
Really dude? You are just stirring up hate. Be a force for GOOD! Remove the log from your own eye before trying to remove the speck from someone else's????
— ????????Harry???????? (@Wokesoldier) March 19, 2018
Others, however, defended Carrey.
Can I put this on a shirt? This is glorious
— Kris (@KrisChampagne) March 19, 2018
Notice, only the right wing few are upset. Those who are trying to defend a sinking ship filled with lies, deceit and bitterness. For those that claim Jim Carrey is a washed up actor, I say, damn I wish I could live life semiretired and not worry about work just like Jim can.
— DeAnneWNC (@WncDe) March 19, 2018
Compared to the vile statements coming from the white house everyday, this does not even register. The likeness is quite good to a lay person. Carrey is entitled to his opinion. SHS is a public figure and should take ownership for her words and actions.
— Danny Sims (@Simmer67) March 19, 2018
To those who are boycotting Hollywood – why are you reading Jim Carrey's Twitter feed? Do you really not see how controversial this president is? You may support him. But do you honestly think there's anything normal about the guy?
— Ryan Locke (@Stimul8edBoy) March 19, 2018
The tweet also caught the attention of the Fox News morning program “Fox & Friends” on Monday.
“It’s the typical double standard that we see on the left,” the conservative commentator Candace Owens said on the show. “What I’m so impressed with is just how quickly the double standard seems to take place.”
She added of Democrats: “There absolutely is no tolerance. They are completely hypocritical in every regard. We see this time and time again.”
In response to a question from the host Ainsley Earhardt about Carrey’s mention of Christianity in the tweet, Owens said it was “ugly” and “not Christian-like whatsoever.”
“It’s a moment for us as conservatives to just look better,” Owens said, adding: “We’re not going to respond to it with the exact same ugliness.”
This is not the first time Carrey has called out members of the Trump administration or other Republican politicians in drawings on Twitter. For instance, last month, he criticized Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland.
Since November, Carrey has posted more than 20 politically charged pieces of art, and he has amassed almost 18 million Twitter followers despite staying mostly out of the spotlight in recent years to focus on painting in his art studio.
UPDATE: Jim Carrey tweeted another drawing Monday afternoon alluding to his Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweet. The drawing 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