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”.
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
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.
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
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'”.
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
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.
Rubio‘s agenda is clear. Keep taking millions from the NRA and wash the blood of innocent children off his hands. Apparently $3.3 million is the price of this politician’s soul. pic.twitter.com/wom4IrTfsj
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 24, 2018
It should no longer be a surprise to people that Caveman Trump would hire a man like Porter, who’s accused of beating his wives. If you want nasty things done, you hire nasty people. That’s how criminal syndicates thrive. #impeachprehistoricpotus pic.twitter.com/86JaEMcp2M
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 9, 2018
Tone deaf Paul Ryan brags that his tax bill is going to make low income voters an extra $1.50 a week! That’s almost enough for a box of Band-Aids. Who needs healthcare? WAKE UP REPUBLICAN BASE! You are parked on the tracks, cheering for the train that’s about to run you down. ;^P pic.twitter.com/Xh0dAiSGtC
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 5, 2018
Carrey has also shared an image criticising Mark Zuckerberg and “Fakebook”, as well as paying tribute to Stephen Hawking with a portrait last week.
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
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
Recently, it was confirmed that Carrey won’t face trial over the suicide of his former girlfriend, Cathriona White.