The actor and comedian shared the image with the caption: “This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!”
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
A spokeswoman for Carrey confirmed to The Associated Press that it was indeed his artwork, but would not reveal whether the painting depicts Sanders.
Many Twitter users shared their extremely varied responses to the piece. Some celebrated the image, while others criticized Carrey’s use of the word “Christian” in his caption.
I use to love your work, so gifted, but now I would rather not see or hear it.— Ilene Parkman (@ileneparkman) March 17, 2018
“How dare Jim Carrey paint an unflattering portrait of Sarah Huckabee Sanders?!” ask enraged Trump supporters, who are well-known for their distaste for personal attacks in politics. pic.twitter.com/zRvJxOdARq— Michael G. Stone (@M_G_Stone) March 19, 2018
So y'all are mad at Jim Carrey for a cartoon he drew but y'all aren't mad when Sarah Huckabee Sanders is at the podium telling straight lies?— SeñorMacanas (@OnCloudIX) March 19, 2018
l love your paintings Jim, especially this one because you painted the truth. She does nothing but lie for her— Elfi (@flypapplilon) March 19, 2018
Thanks you are my hero pic.twitter.com/PzDJ3cofNE
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?" #classlessCarreyhttps://t.co/HCqHoER0Ru— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 19, 2018
Carrey has been drawing and painting since he was a child, talking passionately about the hobby in a 2017 documentary short called “I Needed Color.” He talks about what his paintings mean, noting that people can “tell my inner life by the darkness in some of them” and “tell what I want from the brightness in some of them.” The 56-year-old also said that he has used painting as a way to heal a broken heart.
Carrey hasn’t said anything else on social media about the portrait that looks like Sanders, but he did share the following image on Monday:
If you liked my last cartoon you may also enjoy...— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 19, 2018
"THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST WING AND PUTIN’S FLYING MONKEYS“ pic.twitter.com/slBG7j1s8d
As for who this one is supposed to be, we’ll let you figure that out on your own.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.