- Actor Jim Carrey has become a political artist and activist on Twitter.
- He regularly tweets politically charged and timely artwork.
- A clear style emerged in the art back in November.
Actor Jim Carrey has gained a reputation recently for not only being something of a recluse, but for being an outspoken political artist and activist on Twitter.
Carrey has developed a passion for painting in recent years and spent time away from the spotlight to focus on his art. But in November, a particular new style from Carrey became clear on Twitter.
A drawing of former strategist to President Trump, Steve Bannon, that Carrey tweeted on November 10, 2017, appears to have set a precedent for the art that would come after it. The art features Bannon’s face with the word “fool” drawn over it. That same day, Carrey tweeted a drawing of former Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Similar to the Bannon piece, Moore’s face had the word “danger” drawn over it.
Carrey has regularly posted drawings since then, almost always inspired by current political events. His Twitter has attracted nearly 18 million followers.
On Monday, Carrey teased on Twitter that he would be “fading into the everything for a while.” It gave the impression he would be taking a Twitter hiatus. (He’s already boycotting Facebook because he said the social network “profited from Russian interference in our elections and they’re still not doing enough to stop it.”)
But on Tuesday and Wednesday, he tweeted the same image he did Monday, but with more words each time. On Tuesday, it read “If you woke up knowing,” and on Wednesday it read, “You were everything that is.”
We don’t know what Carrey will say next, or what art he’ll post, but until then, we’ve rounded up a selection of his politically artistic tweets since he debuted the distinct style in November.
Below is a timeline of Carrey’s politically charged artwork: