Over the past few years, Jim Carrey has become incredibly vocal and outspoken about politics on his Twitter account. Most notably have been his humorous and politically-based satirical cartoons. It felt like just as much a chance for Carrey to carry his love of creating art into another medium that also gave him something to say.
Well, Carrey has announced over the weekend that he is taking a break from posting political cartoons, so that he can “reclaim a little neurological bandwidth”. He also included an image titled “In case I Don’t See Ya’…” that is a reference to The Truman Show.
“Hey folks…for the past 4yrs, among other commitments, I put considerable effort into this collection of political protest cartoons. It truly feels as though you and I have crossed an ocean of outrage together, but something tells me it’s time to rest my social media gavel and reclaim a little neurological bandwidth.
If it seemed like I was ignoring my main Twitter followers here and outside the US and Canada in my quest to rid our democracy of ‘Orange Julius Caesar’ and his Empire of Lies, it was not my intention. I just assumed that a radicalized America is a threat to us all. When a madman grabs the wheel of the bus loaded with innocent passengers and threatens to drive it off a cliff, it tends to steal everyone’s focus.
Thank You All kindly for your patience, your support, your humor, and your b.e.a.utiful fanart.”
He didn’t mention whether or not he would be continuing to post art that isn’t of the political nature. We certainly hope he does!