Jim Carrey slams Donald Trump in his latest scathing cartoon
It is no secret that actor and comedian Jim Carrey is not a big fan of President Donald Trump. The 57-year-old Ace Ventura star frequently shares his illustrations of the businessman-turned-world leader on his social media accounts in reaction to a trending news story. And, as you can imagine, Trump is often depicted in a rather unflattering way.
However, Carrey may have outdone himself this time, as his latest illustration shows Trump in the role of Captain Ahab in Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick.
This certainly isn't the first time Carrey's artwork has caused outrage:
Tweeting the image to his 18.5 million followers, the actor accompanied the image with the caption: "Like Captain Ahab, obsessed by a white whale of earthly dominance, Trump beckons all those who enable his madness to their doom. Will we awaken to the truth or ignore our own senses and blindly follow a maniac into the abyss? Me? 'They call me Ishmael!'"
What do you think of Carrey's latest piece?
As of this writing, the unfavorable depiction has been 'liked' more than 12,400 times and received over 2,000 retweets.
Carrey's artwork requires a bit of exposition to make really make sense, but for those who are unfamiliar with Moby-Dick, the book’s central character, Captain Ishmael Ahab, had previously lost a leg to his "white whale" Moby-Dick and fashioned a prosthesis out of a whale's bone.
In a vengeful quest to take down the beast, Ahab nearly drives himself mad, and imperils himself and his crew in his pursuit of the whale - at one point finding himself entangled in the very ropes he had intended to use to catch the whale.
Check out Carrey as Dr Robotnik in the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie:
In Carrey's cartoon, it is Trump who is depicted as having gotten himself attached to the angry beast, and his prosthetic leg is labeled "GOP", a reference to the Republican Party. In addition, there are many instances of baby blue birds - seemingly representing Trump’s fondness for using Twitter.
Last month, Carrey shared 12 illustrations that were largely about the impeachment inquiry (of which Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed yesterday that the House of Representatives will begin drafting impeachment articles against President Trump).
Here are those sketches:
Yesterday, during a press conference on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said of Trump:
"The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own political benefit at the expense of our national security, by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement for an investigation into his political rival."
I'm sure Carrey's sketches are the last thing the President needs right now...