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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 this is the picture if a has-been, who hasn't put out a decent movie in 15 years: pic.twitter.com/ZDQJ4AXysR— Jeff (@Tigersfan6976) March 18, 2018
Oh say, can't you see?! pic.twitter.com/SFAgo4MkgS— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 25, 2018