Jim Carrey has faced criticism for a portrait he painted which is thought to be of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The actor shared the painting on Twitter on Saturday with the caption: “This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!”
The apparent caricature of Ms Sanders sparked an immediate backlash – critics arguing the comedian’s painting was “unflattering”, “insulting”, and “disgraceful”.
But others applauded the portrait, apparently a piece of political satir, arguing it looked no different from a political cartoon you might find in a newspaper.
Last year, Carrey’s six-minute short film I Needed Color went viral and gained millions of views. The film sees Carrey takes viewers into his art studio in downtown Manhattan to unveil his striking paintings. (Watch below)
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“I think what makes someone an artist is they make models of their inner life,” Carrey says in the film. “They make something come into physical being that is inspired by their emotions or their needs or what they feel the audience needs.”
Carrey also says he began painting six years ago to “heal a broken heart” after splitting with actor Jenny McCarthy. (Via The Independent)
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
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 17, 2018
If you liked my last cartoon you may also enjoy…
"THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST WING AND PUTIN’S FLYING MONKEYS“ pic.twitter.com/slBG7j1s8d
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 19, 2018
They bailed him out, set him up and made him their stooge. With Trump in the WH, Putin may win the 3rd World War without firing a shot. #PuckerUpPOTUS pic.twitter.com/bnPWI8xa9h
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 12, 2017