Some people are furious with Jim Carrey over this painting of Sarah Sanders
Jim Carrey has been going through some changes lately. The actor is probably not the first who comes to mind when you think of 'serious', and after his iconic performances in the likes of The Mask and Ace Ventura, weird definitely comes to mind. But in the last year or so, the actor has found new ways to surprise us all.
He started to shy away from the public eye for a number of years, before it became apparent last year that he had transitioned from acting into painting. But while this is definitely more private than being a Hollywood actor, he slowly started appearing in the public eye once more, and usually with some very out-there things to say.
While he has gotten pretty deep before when talking about his art, things got stranger when he turned up unannounced at the New York Fashion Week to tell an interviewer that "we're a field of energy dancing for itself," then condemning the fashion industry for being vacuous. Then, earlier this year, he explained how acting had revealed to him that he "does not really exist."
While these philosophical thoughts are one thing, that doesn't mean that the new Jim Carrey can't get a little political. On Saturday, he tweeted a portrait he had painted of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, which caused a bit of an uproar.
"This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked," the caption read, adding, "Monstrous!"
He didn't mention Sanders by name, but it was clear who it referred. A lot of people were upset with the painting, with one user getting pretty personal about it, writing:
"Sarah is a beautiful person who has a real life! Real children who love her, real friends and family who respect her, and real values, and a God who loves her! You on the other hand have nothing!"
Wow. You've got to hope they actually know Sanders otherwise that comment is even more strange. But given his comments in the past, Carrey would probably agree that he has nothing in all likelihood.
But this wasn't the only negative response:
This isn't the first time that Carrey has used his art to vocalise a controversial political comment.
Last month, after the Parkland shooting, he tweeted out a painting of a bloodied schoolgirl lying across an American flag, along with the caption: "Oh say, can't you see?!"
There was also the actor's response to the false alert in Hawaii, which led many of its citizens, and a visiting Carrey, to believe that a ballistic missile was inbound.
Believing he had ten minutes to live, he posted a photo of one of his artworks - a mushroom cloud - along with a critical message directed at the Trump administration.
Regardless whether any of his artwork speaks to you, it seems pretty clear that this part of his career is a lot angrier and outspoken than before.