Jim Carrey pauses his political cartoons to 'reclaim a little neurological bandwidth'

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New Delhi Published: Feb 21, 2021, 10:41 AM(IST)

Jim Carrey bids farewell to 'Worst First Lady’ Melania Trump Photograph:( Twitter )

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The actor is known for using his Twitter account regularly over the last several years to post politically-charged cartoons and captions that often referenced the former Trump administration.

Jim Carrey is taking a pause from his political cartoon postings. 

The actor and comedian recently announced that he is taking a pause from posting political cartoons by sharing a drawing of himself standing in a doorway with his arms outstretched and a caption that read "... in case I don`t see ya...," - reminiscent of a catchphrase from `The Truman Show`.

 

 



Carrey further tweeted a lengthy message explaining the decision."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," he wrote.

Carrey continued, "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."

Also read: Jim Carrey bids farewell to 'Worst First Lady’ Melania Trump with a cartoon: ‘Thx For Nothing’

The actor is known for using his Twitter account regularly over the last several years to post politically-charged cartoons and captions that often referenced the former Trump administration."Let`s make it happen. Let`s send him home. #BidenHarris" tweeted Carrey last October in the lead-up to the presidential election. Donald Trump`s cartoon was labelled with the words, "I will defect."

 

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When Biden was elected President, Carrey posted a cartoon with a caption that read, "Joseph R. Biden, a real president working for the benefit of the entire nation and not just to enrich himself by manipulating angry gullible anarchists."In Carrey`s most recent message attached to his tweet, he signed off by thanking his fans. "You always have and always will occupy a sacred space in my grateful heart. Thank You All kindly for your patience, your support, your humor, and your b.e.a.utiful fanart.

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Most recently, Carrey decided to hang his Biden boots as he announced he will no longer impersonate the US President in Saturday Night Live.

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