‘We have art,’ Nietzsche wrote, ‘lest we perish from the truth.’ But when it comes to the art of Canadian comedian Jim Carrey, perishing may be the preferred option.
The star of Showtime’s Kidding has been inflicting his paintings of current affairs on his Twitter following. His latest is a rendering of Arizona senator Jeff Flake trapped in the elevator with protesters. ‘He’s not a hero but he (briefly) played one on TV. vote.gov,’ the artist proudly captioned it — unaware, Cockburn presumes, that Flake is not standing for re-election.
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) October 4, 2018
The actor, known for playing Dumber in the films Dumb and Dumber and Dumb and Dumber To, has been withering in his tableaux throughout all of the Kavanaugh hearings. See below his portrait of the ‘hideous and hateful face’ of Lindsey Graham.
Ever wonder why women don’t report sexual abuse? Look no further than the hideous and hateful face of Lindsey Graham who offered nothing but anger and absolute disdain to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford following her courageous, and very credible, testimony. Talk about “a disgrace." pic.twitter.com/PSCNZv2cnp
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 29, 2018
And it’s not entirely clear what connotation he’s going for with his depiction of ‘Injustice Kavanaugh’ from a few weeks back. Is he an Irish dissident? A bank robber? The Mask?
Colleges care more about donors than the victims of on-campus rape. That's why women don't report it and why ENTITLED LITTLE SHITS like Injustice Kavanaugh get to party and pillage their way to the Supreme Court.I'd like to suggest a new uniform for the highest court in the land. pic.twitter.com/9piWob4jGh
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 24, 2018
And then there’s his first crack at Kavanaugh, showing a sweating and shirtless adult Brett in the foreground as a beer-swilling Mark Judge stands in the doorway. Wouldn’t it light up any room?
Republicans always look out for each other. pic.twitter.com/W6CcLEY6R0
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 17, 2018
It’s not clear how much a Carrey will set you back — but his 2017 artworks, during his pre-political phase, sold for around $10,000. Cockburn will not be reaching for the checkbook any time soon.