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Jim Carrey paints a picture of Trump leading violent followers straight to 'hell'

Manuela Cardiga
Nov 02, 2018
01:08 P.M.
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Actor and comedian Jim Carrey reveals artistic talent in controvercsial painting of President Trump.

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Jim Carrey, 56, is well known as a brillian comedian, a screenwriter, musician and producer; but many fans may not know that he is also a talented painter.

The "Cable Guy" actor is once more in the spotlight after a post on Twitter/ @JimCarrey on October 30, 2018, showing one of his paintings has sparked a heated debate among his fans.

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"The GOP are now completely invested in Trump’s economy of LIES. They say they’re gonna give you HEALTHCARE while working to destroy it. They make up lies about refugees while KIDNAPPING INNOCENT CHILDREN! Vote Democrat. Help save the future. DON’T FOLLOW THE RED HAT TO HELL!"

Jim Carrey, Twitter/ @JimCarrey, October 30, 2018.

CARREY'S PAINTING OF PRESIDENT TRUMP STARTS A CONTROVERSY

The painting Carrey shared depicts a character who appears to share similarities with President Trump leading a group of followers on a road to "Hell," and at the fiery gate, the Devil is seen waiting to greet him with open arms. 

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The lead figure carries one of President Trump's famous "Make America Great Again" red baseball caps, and has bright yellow hair.

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Following the lead figure are a group of white followers, some with White Supremacist tattoos, and wielding guns. Some of the women are carrying signs similar to the "Women For Trump" so prevalent in the President's rallies - but this one reads "Women For Hell."

Source: Twitter/@JimCarrey

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IS LADY LIBERTY ALSO IN THE PICTURE?

At the corner of the picture, a woman is shown in partial profile carrying a torch.Her classical features are reminiscent of the Statue of Liberty - America's symbol of freedom. In Carrey's painting, she too is following the Trump-figure to Hell.

Source: Twitter/@JimCarrey

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CARREY RECEIVED THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN BRITANNIA AWARD

On October 26 Carrey received one of the world's most prestigious comedy awards: the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. In his acceptance speech Carrey spoke about the difficulties of "being funny" in "not very funny times.”

Source: Twitter/@JimCarrey

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CHARLES CHAPLIN'S FIGHT AGAINS TYRANNY

Carrey cited Charles Chaplin's fight agains all oppression and discrimination through out his life, and his use of comedy to combat and dismystify demagogues, as depicted in his master piece, "The Great Dictator."

Source: Twitter/@JimCarrey

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CARREY'S LATEST ART TARGETS LINDSEY GRAHAM

Carrey's new paintings target Lindsey Graham, the senior United States Senator from South Carolina. He is a staunch Republican, and  Carrey characterises him as "hideous and hateful."

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A CONTROVERCIAL ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

Carrey's speech at the Britannia Awards was unconventional, to say the least. The actor even quipped humorosly on  the mail bombs sent to Democratic lawmakers and supporters.

At the cerimony held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, Carrey started by throwing his chair at his "Dumb and Dumber" director Peter Farrelly, who was presenting him with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellent in Comedy.

"Thank you so much, that [standing ovation] was very convincing. I approve of the entire illusory manifestation. I’m glad it didn’t come in the mail. It kinda worked, it kinda worked, maybe be a little soon. It is my job to try. Sorry,"

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Carrey thanked BAFTA for the award, and went on to share his admiration for Charlie Chaplin as an artistic hero of his, who had grown up in poverty with an absent father.

"And that kind of pain turns some people, as we’ve seen lately, into monsters. And others into fountains of creativity,"

Carrey spoke of Chaplin's criticisim of "capitalism without a conscience" during the Great Depression - a situation which he believes is happening again in present America.

Carrey went on to make several pointed references to President Trump and his administration, effectively turning his acceptance speech into a political rant.

Other honorees of the 2018 Britannia Awards were Emilia Clarke, Steve McQueen, Cate Blanchett, Kevin Feige and Damian Lewis.

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