(USA Today) — If something is “smokin’,” perhaps it’s from the heat Jim Carrey received after sharing a portrait online that bears resemblance to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The Kidding actor shared his artwork on Twitter Saturday (March 17) with a scathing caption.
“This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!” he wrote.
This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous! pic.twitter.com/MeYLTy1pqb
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 17, 2018
Marleah Leslie, a rep for Carrey, confirmed the portrait is his handiwork but did not confirm if Sanders is the subject.
Twitter users knocked Carrey for his use of the word “Christian.”
“We all sin,” one user tweeted in response. Another shared a meme of someone lifting the lid of a trash can. “Hey look celebrity opinions,” the photo’s text read. One Twitter user shared a photo of Carrey, writing “And this is the picture if (sic) a has-been, who hasn’t put out a decent movie in 15 years.”
Sanders’ father, former Arkansas governor-turned-TV pundit Mike Huckabee, also hurled insults at Carrey on the social media site. “Pathetic BULLY, sexist, hater, bigot & ‘Christaphobe’ @jimcarrey attacks @PressSec for her faith; what would be hypocritical Hollywood reaction if he called someone a ‘so-called Muslim’ or ‘so-called Jew?’ ” the former governor of Arkansas tweeted, adding “#classlessCarrey.”
Pathetic BULLY, sexist, hater, bigot & “Christaphobe” @jimcarrey attacks @PressSec for her faith; what would be hypocritical Hollywood reaction if he called someone a “so-called Muslim” or “so-called Jew?” #classlessCarrey https://t.co/HCqHoER0Ru
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 19, 2018
Carrey responded to Huckabee’s slight in a statement issued to The Young Turks.
“I am so gratified by the reaction to my little drawings. It is the job of a political cartoon to vex those who abuse power or enable those abuses,” his statement read. “This administration has been lying to the American people from day one while plundering the country and debasing our values. And those who cover for this shameful mobster of a President are putting makeup on a melanoma and telling the cancer patient that everything’s fine. Monstrous? You bet!”
Carrey has previously shared unflattering artistic works of Sanders’ boss, President Trump. Last August, Carrey tweeted an image of Trump at the helm of a boat that was sinking into a sea of “lies.”
“WHAT WILL IT TAKE for the GOP to throw this madman overboard?” Carrey captioned the tweet. “HOW LOW MUST WE SINK before REPS become patriotic?”
In November, Carrey posted a photo of what appeared to be Trump kissing the behind of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “With Trump in the WH, Putin may win the 3rd World War without firing a shot,” Carrey wrote at the time. “#PuckerUpPOTUS”
During a Q&A with W published in September, Carrey said painting Trump felt cathartic. “I think no one can really escape that aspect of life at this moment — the feeling of loss of control,” he said.