In recent years, more than in his role as an actor, Jim Carrey has been focused on the most political part of his life. Frontally opposed to the administration of Donald Trump , the interpreter of The Mask or Two very stupid fools has been a staunch opponent of the president who left the White House on January 20 . In fact, Trump became the main target of the cartoons between comedians and critics that Carrey drew by hand and hung on his Twitter profile. Up to now. The actor has announced that he wants to stop.
It has also been on his Twitter account , with almost 19 million followers, where the actor has explained that he is going to take a break. "Colleagues … during the last four years, among other purposes, I have devoted considerable efforts to this collection of political protest vignettes," reads the text that has been posted with precisely one vignette in the background. "I really feel like you and I have crossed an ocean of anger together, but something tells me it's time to put the hammer of social media to rest and claim a little more neurological broadband."
Afterwards, Carrey makes a small apology to his followers. “If it could seem that I was ignoring my Twitter followers, here or beyond the US and Canada in my crusade to liberate our democracy from Julius Orange Caesar and his Empire of Lies, it has not been my intention. I have simply assumed that a radicalized America is a threat to all of us. When a crazy guy grabs the wheel of a bus loaded with innocent passengers and threatens to fall off a cliff, he tends to attract attention above all else. ”
Carrey cartoons portraying Donald Trump have become very popular in the net. So much so that the actor himself offered the Smithsonian Museum in Washington one of those vignettes to make it the official portrait that the gallery has of each of the presidents. “Dear Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, I know it is early, but I would like to present this as the official portrait of our 45th president,” he joked when he made, three years ago, a drawing where Trump was seen with his mouth open, bare chest and ready to eat a great ice cream, and that was titled You scream, I scream. Will we ever stop screaming?
Carrey's cartoons are critical against Donald Trump – whom he portrays as a vampire, a werewolf, the Joker … – and against the entire universe that revolves around him, from his advisers to the Fox network or even the raiders from the Capitol last January. Until now he used to publish several cartoons each week, but for now it seems that he will dedicate his efforts to other tasks.
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In fact, a few months ago Carrey returned through the big door to acting also from a political facet. Since the summer of 2020, he has joined the regular cast of the comedy program Saturday Night Live, where he plays then-candidate and now US president Joe Biden. Alec Baldwin, who plays his opponent Donald Trump, is often faced in fiction. His imitations are being a success.
Carrey focused on plastic art to find a way out of that Hollywood that suffocated him for years and from which he decided to flee. A few months ago he told it in his autobiographical book, called Memories and misinformation , but he has also been frank about the subject in some interviews in recent years. "I did not like what was happening," he said about the toxic environment of Hollywood from which he decided to flee. “Corporations taking over everything and everything. Maybe it was because I was attracted to a different creative outlet and I really liked the control that painting allowed me, not having a committee in between telling me what idea I should aspire to to be attractive. ”
Now that it seems like He has returned, according to him he has not done it as he used to: “I have not returned in the same way. I no longer believe that he is little Jim trying to hang on somewhere in the stratosphere. " Now, back into acting – although with no other announced projects apart from the television show in which he is already a star – and with painting as secondary, we will have to wait to see what his next steps are.