Last Saturday, the very well-known actor Jim Carrey tweeted out the following cryptic picture and accompanying message:
Was it a new Lichtenstein? Was it a postmodern take on The Scream? Was it a subversion of The Mona Lisa, in which both the Mona Lisa and her smile looked absolutely terrifying?
As most people with eyes would attest, the piece, which Carrey admitted was his own, looked suspiciously like White House Press Secretary Sarah Suckabee Slanders — but Carrey would not confirm or deny this, leaving the Internet to draw its own conclusions.
Unfortunately, many of the Internet users who drew conclusions were trash.
“I used to love your work, so gifted, but now I would rather not see it or hear it,” wrote one Ilene Parkman, who is in for a rude awakening if she plans on boycotting every famous person from the ‘80s and ‘90s who mocks government officials that lie for a living.
“Pathetic BULLY, sexist, hater, bigot & “Christaphobe” @jimcarrey attacks @PressSec for her faith,” wrote one — well, the only — Mike Huckabee, a.k.a. Sarah’s dad. (Aw, how sweet!) However, Huckabee must have missed the part in the Bible that says lying is bad and “thou shall not go on Twitter while on Adderall.”
Thankfully, some people saw the light.
“‘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,” wrote fundraiser and progressive Michael G. Stone in a very capable burn.
Carrey, for his part, has been drawing and painting for several years, as he mentioned in a 2017 documentary short called “I Needed Color” — so he doesn’t need Mike Huckabee’s validation anyway. Haters gonna hate.
And for anyone somehow NOT convinced Carrey’s painting was of Sanders, the actor also tweeted out the following painting of a suspiciously Cheeto-colored Wicked Witch of the West:
Honestly, it’s so beautiful that it brings tears to our eyes.