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Jim Carrey Creates New Controversy All Over The Internet With His Paintings

by Elana

Jim Carrey's career has spanned several decades at this point and he is surely considered an iconic Hollywood star. Originally most beloved for his comedic capabilities in blockbuster hits like "The Mask" and "Ace Ventura, Pet Detective," Carrey was also able to cross to the other side and blow the minds of the public with his ability to eloquently act through dramas as well, which is no small feat for a comedian. 

However, over the last 10 years or so Carrey has developed more into a controversial Hollywood star and it's become impossible to ignore. Especially considering he has ceased his quiet privacy and deliberately branched out back to the public eye.

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Several years ago, Carrey quietly ended his acting career and recently made it known he was focusing on his art instead. His art being his paintings, of course. His artwork quickly stunned and mystified audiences. It seemed clear that the eccentric man was creating something incredible with his art.

It was only after a string of blockbuster failures and personal losses that Carrey retreated into solitude where he found solace in his new-found appreciation for art.
"When I really started painting a lot, I had become so obsessed that there was nowhere to move in my home. Paintings were everywhere. They were becoming a part of the furniture, I was eating on them. I like the independence of it. I love the freedom of it - no one else tells me what I can or can't do" - Jim Carrey
Carrey has been known at this point to get pretty "deep" when talking about his art.
Since then, Carrey has continued to make things weirder and weirder. He showed up unannounced to New York's Fashion Week only to tell an interviewer that "we're a field of energy dancing for itself," before condemning the fashion industry for being "vacuous."
And the odd behavior definitely did not end there. Later in the year he revealed in an interview with "The Talks" essentially, that he does not exist.
via: CBS

After being asked to clarify what he meant by him not existing, Carrey said:

If you want to talk scientifically, break it down to a cluster of tetrahedrons that somehow believe they are a thing. But they’re ideas — just ideas.

Jim Carrey was an idea my parents gave me. Irish-Scottish-French was an idea I was given. Canadian was an idea that I was given. I had a hockey team and a religion and all of these things that cobble together into this kind of Frankenstein monster, this representation.

It’s like an avatar. These are all the things I am. You are not an actor, or a lawyer. No one is a lawyer. There are lawyers, law is practiced, but no one is a lawyer. There is no one, in fact, there.

via: Tumblr

And now Carrey has taken a fancy to being an out-spoken anti-Trump advocate, particularly regarding his latest painting in which he eludes is of Sarah Sanders, the White House Press Secretary.

Captioned, "This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!"

While Carrey did not mention her by name, he's made it pretty clear he is not a fan of the current American political administration and it's pretty clear who he is referring to with this particular painting.

While Carrey said last year that creating 'political art' is not a new concept for him, he has also spoken in his documentary about painting being a creative outlet that is very healing.

And a lot of people are in an absolute uproar over the painting of Sarah Sanders.

Responses have included:

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!

and:

You're a washed up no talent POS Carey, you're one of the reasons many of us are done with you so called celebrities.

And that's definitely not all!

But clearly, Carrey has become no stranger to controversy.

After the Parkland shooting, this tweet caused an intense uproar, as well.

But these weren't the only controversial paintings uploaded to Jim Carrey's Twitter.

But these weren't the only controversial paintings uploaded to Jim Carrey's Twitter.

I mean, he has a point.

I mean, he has a point.

This has got to burn someone out there.

This has got to burn someone out there.

We can only be curious as to what the future holds for Carrey and his art, controversial or not.

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