Jim Carrey calls for withdrawal from his political cartoons, a passionate project that created waves during the administration of former President Donald Trump
Carrey wrote on Twitter on Saturday to stop cartoons, often dark caricatures of Trump and his supporters, in order to “regain a little neurological bandwidth.”
The “Stupid and Stupider” actor said goodbye to his usual target, referring to Trump as the “orange Julius Caesar” who rules “his Kingdom of Lies”.
“Over the past 4 years, among other commitments, I have put significant effort into this collection of political protest cartoons. It really seems like you and I have crossed an ocean of outrage together,” Carrey wrote. “But something tells me it’s time to rest my social media.”
In his statement on Saturday, Carrey said it was important to call out Trump’s actions while he was president. “I just assumed that radicalized America was threatening us all. When a lunatic catches a bus wheel loaded with innocent passengers and threatens to throw it off a cliff, it will steal everyone’s focus.”
Speaking to TV reporters in 2018, Carrey said the comment was imperative.
“It’s not a choice to do cartoons. I do (them) because I can’t just watch this nightmare unfold,” he said.
On Feb. 13, in Carrey’s latest political drawing, Trump held an almost burnt glitter called “American Virtue”.
His farewell picture was a self-portrait, arms outstretched, in front of the door. “In case I don’t see you,” Carrey wrote above that.