Comedian Jim Carrey is the subject of cheers and jeers for his “Monstrous” portrait of Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Below his unflattering portrait of the White House press secretary, Carrey writes, “This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!”
Trump haters are loving it. Critics are mostly focusing on his cruel depiction of Sanders. Not enough are calling attention to his bigoted remark. Her father, Gov. Mike Huckabee, got it.
“Pathetic BULLY, sexist, hater, bigot & ‘Christophobe’ @jimcarrey attacks @PressSec for her faith; what would be hypocritical Hollywood reaction if he called someone a ‘so-called Muslim’ or ‘so-called Jew?’ #classlessCarrey”
Carrey has a history of bigotry. Previous tweets include comments indicting all Catholic priests as child molesters.
Carrey should be careful about throwing stones at others. His life is a mess—he suffers from depression and suicidal impulses—so someone who is as vicious as he is could easily caricature him in a “monstrous” fashion.
Part of Carrey’s problem is that he doesn’t know who he is. Raised Catholic, he has dabbled in Presbyterianism, Kabbalah, Buddhism, Scientology, and Transcendentalism, settling on the New Age mysteries of Eckhart Tolle. Those are vintage Hollywood credentials.
Carrey should apologize to Sanders and return to his religion of origin. Catholics welcome those who atone.