Jim Carrey hasn’t made a good movie in ten years, but his hyperpartisan, dark and dreary sketches make his recent run of critical and box office bombs (like “Dark Crimes,” which scored a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes) look like real works of art.
Like most of his colleagues in Hollywood, Carrey has become increasingly political and Trump-obsessed since Hillary Clinton forgot to go to the Rust Belt, but what’s most disturbing about his cynical, grotesque and emphatically unfunny work is his depiction of women associated with Trump. He seems to particularly revel in mocking their appearances and portraying them as subhuman monsters guilty of “kidnapping” and “murdering” innocents.
In just the last two weeks, Carrey has targeted two prominent Trump admin women, White House Press Sec. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Department of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen. On December 19th, the washed-out actor posted a drawing of Sanders as “the Gorgon,” who will “turn your heart to stone” — or at least his portrait of her will:
Beware the Gorgon.
She’ll turn your heart to stone. pic.twitter.com/mGwn7GClea
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 19, 2018
Two days after Christmas, Carrey accused Nielsen of being a “kidnapper” and murderer after an immigrant child died while in the care of DHS, a tragedy he blames on Nielsen, whom he suggested is a Nazi.
“Now we add a second child to your list of murders. Callin’ it your job don’t make it right, Fraulein Kirstjen,” he wrote.
Now we add a second child to your list of murders. Callin’ it your job don’t make it right, Fraulein Kirstjen. pic.twitter.com/ZYGo6Ny18N
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 27, 2018
Carrey also took aim at Mississippi Republican Cindy Hyde Smith, whom he depicted as twisted-faced “hate-monger” holding up a noose, presumably to hang minorities:
Mississippi you are BETTER than these hate-mongers.
Show the world.
Vote for Mike Espy this Tuesday, November 27th. pic.twitter.com/NltXO8l7KM
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 25, 2018
Carrey has also lampooned First Lady Melania Trump, particularly mocking her for her foreign accent and her “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” jacket.
“Nothing comforts a federally-abducted refugee child like a photo op with a Slovenian model wearing a coat that says she doesn’t give two craps about your misery,” he wrote in an image depicting her saying, “Smile for me darlink. I came very long way.”
Nothing comforts a federally-abducted refugee child like a photo op with a Slovenian model wearing a coat that says she doesn’t give two craps about your misery. pic.twitter.com/vqO5GyeRRL
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 22, 2018
Perhaps the most infamous of Carrey’s satirical pieces was another one attacking “monstrous” Sarah Sanders, which again portrayed her in a deformed manner. In the piece, posted in March, he took his criticism of her a step further by questioning the sincerity of her Christian faith.
“This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!” he wrote in March.
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
That piece prompted some of Carrey’s fans to turn on him and Sanders’ famous father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, to push back.
“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?’ ” Huckabee tweeted, adding “#classlessCarrey.”
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?" #classlessCarrey https://t.co/HCqHoER0Ru
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 19, 2018
Carrey responded to the backlash by declaring that he was “gratified” by the reaction to his ugly depiction of Sanders.
“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,” he said. “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!”
While Carrey appears to enjoy portraying Trump women as grotesque monsters, he spends most of his energy smearing Trump as a simultaneously buffoonish and Machiavellian figure whose actions are supposedly leading to piled up bodies and the unraveling of American democracy, or something.
A few examples of some of Carrey’s obsessively Trump-focused posts from just the last two months:
Some people aren’t pretending to be monsters. Happy Halloween. 🎃 pic.twitter.com/UOH0V4zQfV
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) October 31, 2018
Shameless lies. Endless indictments. The rise of racist hate groups. Kidnapped children. Contempt for rule of law – and quite possibly TREASON. Let's end this ill-wind that’s blowing America off-balance and turning us against each other. VOTE DEMOCRAT! pic.twitter.com/Pqm6CcTOHR
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 6, 2018
Guess who cut the funding for fire management in California then blamed the fires on mismanagement? How do YOU spell infantile?! pic.twitter.com/B0duHp8T1x
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 11, 2018
Matt Whitaker. Unconfirmed. Unconstitutional. A Kangaroo Attorney General, happy to hop for our Baby-in-Chief. pic.twitter.com/oMt7SovxCV
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 13, 2018
As the California death toll rises our Sadist-in-Chief is spending $220 million to send troops to the border for nothing. That’s one way to get rid of Democrats. This is no longer politics. This is manslaughter. pic.twitter.com/w5PR9clQea
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 15, 2018
Has Mad Dog Mattis become Lapdog Mattis? Are the brave men and women of our military now being used as extras in an expensive PR stunt…paid for by YOU? It’s just one of the many ways Toolius Ceasar disgraced himself and our soldiers this Veterans Day. pic.twitter.com/KwMTgZuz4I
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 16, 2018
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 19, 2018
“Tres Sheik” pic.twitter.com/dM6fG9Dw72
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 20, 2018
Dear Mr. Mueller: Be my secret Santa. You know what I want for Christmas. pic.twitter.com/ipzWVTuRdW
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 5, 2018
Now an innocent seven-year-old girl has died of medical neglect because of Trump’s sadism at the border. If there’s a Hell… pic.twitter.com/GV3B2pXEeJ
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 15, 2018