March 19th, 2018 – Jim Carrey has sparked quite the Internet outrage after sharing a painting he made which appears to be of the current White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The actor posted the portrait on St. Patrick’s Day and added a caption that only added fuel to the fire.
“This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous,” he tweeted to his over 17 million followers.
This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous! pic.twitter.com/MeYLTy1pqb
A spokesperson for Carrey confirmed to The Independentthat the comedian did paint the portrait but wouldn’t specify who the subject was.
“The sketch is by Jim Carrey. I can’t confirm the sketch is of Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” they said.
Carrey started painting about six years ago and has made no secret of his opinion of the current administration and the GOP officials who carry water for the president. Over the past year everyone from Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio to Devin Nunes and Paul Ryan have gotten the Carrey brush strokes. Those paintings also haven’t always called out the individual by name or been flattering – to say the least.
Rubio‘s agenda is clear. Keep taking millions from the NRA and wash the blood of innocent children off his hands. Apparently $3.3 million is the price of this politician’s soul. pic.twitter.com/wom4IrTfsj
This time around, Carrey has received plenty of vocal backlash as people accused him of being sexist, hateful, and going too far in attacking her faith. Leading that charge was none other than Sanders’ father. The former governor of Arkansas took to Twitter to slam the painting and the artist.
“How dare Jim Carrey paint an unflattering portrait of Sarah Huckabee Sanders?!” ask enraged Trump supporters, who are well-known for their distaste for personal attacks in politics. pic.twitter.com/zRvJxOdARq
Jim Carrey’s painting is right on the money. Sarah Sanders does not act Christlike. She is dishonest and arrogant. Her ugliness has nothing to do with physical appearance but eminates from within. Kudos, Sir.
So let me get this straight… Republicans support men who molest underage girls, harass women, pay off porn stars, ask women to have their baby, and want to lock up women without due process… But Jim Carrey drawing an unfavorable portrait is crossing the line. Unreal.
A) On the left is an image @JimCarrey tweeted on 1/30…right is the image of Sarah Sanders. His image of Sanders is not sexist – it’s his style of portraying people he believes aren’t acting in good faith. That he is being attacked for this is ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/uNq9pLsv6S
C). I also want everyone to know that the day after my Trump image came out, @JimCarrey was one of the first people to call me to offer words of support. I’ll never forget it. But even if he didn’t, I would still stand up for him. What a ridiculous thing to be outraged about.