Jim Carrey's political cartoons are a response to an unfolding 'nightmare'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jim Carrey says his cartoons pillorying the Trump administration are a civilized response to what he called an unfolding “nightmare.”
Carrey told a TV critics’ meeting Monday that his sketches may veer into crassness but are a creative way to express his political opposition.
He stars in the new Showtime series Kidding, about a children’s TV host hit by a family tragedy, which debuts Sept. 9.
Those who have gotten the Carrey cartoon treatment include President Donald Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Carrey’s sketch of Sanders was blasted as sexist and bigoted by Sanders’ father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Some critics called it ugly, but Carrey says he didn’t use the word and drew Sanders’ essence.
"When Trey Gowdy woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed into a vile insect. After crawling into the people’s chamber he was promptly squashed by Agent Strzok of the FBI.” https://t.co/NrLGWEFBsI pic.twitter.com/qO0IDlUtxa— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) July 14, 2018
Laurel or Yanny? Black and blue or white and gold? Alex Jones or Curly from The Three Stooges? NOTHING IS CERTAIN ANYMORE. pic.twitter.com/beXL8gE0dq— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 30, 2018
“Take it. It’s in the contract.” pic.twitter.com/6SecQz84ej— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 25, 2018