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Jim Carrey criticized for painting a controversial portrait of, apparently, Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Folks say the painting is in poor taste and inappropriate.


Tess Cagle

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Posted on Mar 19, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:22 pm CDT

Actor Jim Carrey shared a painting he created that appears to mock White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Saturday, and Twitter found it in poor taste.

This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked,” Carrey wrote. “Monstrous!”

Carrey primarily uses his Twitter account to share his latest artwork. Just last week, Carrey shared his painting of Stephen Hawking and other more abstract work.

Folks on Twitter—many of whom seemed to be supporters of the White House administration—expressed distaste for the painting and said it was a form of bullying Sanders.



A spokeswoman for Carrey confirmed it is his painting, according to the Associated Press, but did not confirm it is a depiction of Sanders.

The White House and Sanders have not yet commented about the painting.

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*First Published: Mar 19, 2018, 12:57 pm CDT