Carrey has been labelled a "Christaphobe" over his portraits
Jim Carrey has been criticised by conservatives in the US after posting a series of politicised cartoons.
Canadian-born Carrey, who received dual US citizenship in 2004, took to Twitter at the weekend to share what appeared to be an unflattering portrait of White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!”, the actor wrote in a caption.
After sharing the sketch online, Carrey was met by a backlash from right-wing figures on both social media and Fox News.
Conservative commentator Candace Owens hit out at Carrey on Fox and Friends on Monday morning (March 19), describing Carrey’s actions as “ugly” and “not Christian-like whatsoever”.
Sanders’ father, former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee also fired back at Carrey, tweeting: “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?'”.
See his tweet beneath.
Carrey has since shared a cartoon of Donald Trump dressed as the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz.
His tweet caption reads: “If you liked my last cartoon you may also enjoy… ‘THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST WING AND PUTIN’S FLYING MONKEYS'”.
The Trump and Sanders portraits are not Carrey’s first politically-charged works. Previously, he had tweeted a picture of Marco Rubio with literal blood on his hands, one of Paul Ryan branded a “creep” and Trump as a caveman.
Carrey has also shared an image criticising Mark Zuckerberg and “Fakebook”, as well as paying tribute to Stephen Hawking with a portrait last week.
Recently, it was confirmed that Carrey won’t face trial over the suicide of his former girlfriend, Cathriona White.