Jim Carrey may have finally gone too far over-the-top, and that’s saying a lot for a guy who made a career out of defining the parameters of over-the-top.
Over the weekend, the famed comedic actor took a cheap shot at WH press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with a grotesque painting. Though Carrey did not explicitly name the press secretary, the painting looked eerily similar to her, albeit with grotesque abnormalities. In addition to portraying her as “Monstrous!,” Carrey suggested she was a false Christian:
That occurred on St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday celebrating a beloved Christian saint. Carrey received enormous blowback for the tweet, with many people saying he made it way too personal by attacking Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ faith.
The press secretary’s father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, said Carrey’s antics were nothing short of a “low blow.”
“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?’ ” Mike Huckabee tweeted, adding “#classlessCarrey.”
Carrey will not apologize and even celebrated his work in a statement to The Young Turks.
“I am so gratified by the reaction to my little drawings. It is the job of a political cartoon to vex those who abuse power or enable those abuses,” his statement read. “This administration has been lying to the American people from day one while plundering the country and debasing our values. And those who cover for this shameful mobster of a President are putting makeup on a melanoma and telling the cancer patient that everything’s fine. Monstrous? You bet!”