Jim Carrey calls it finished on his political cartoons, a passionate project that made waves during former President Donald Trump’s administration.
Carrey wrote on Twitter on Saturday that he stop the cartoons, often dark caricatures of Trump and his followers, in order to “regain some neurological bandwidth”.
The “Dumb and Dumber” actor shot his usual target goodbye, referring to Trump as the “Orange Julius Caesar” who ruled “his realm of lies”.
“Over the past four years, among other things, I’ve put significant effort into this collection of political protest cartoons. It really feels like you and I have crossed an ocean of indignation together,” Carrey wrote. “But something tells me it’s time to rest my social media hammer.”
In his statement on Saturday, Carrey said it was important to call up Trump’s actions during his tenure as president. “I was just assuming that a radicalized America was a threat to all of us. When a madman grabs the bus’s wheel loaded with innocent passengers and threatens to drive it off a cliff, it tends to steal everyone’s focus.”
Speak to TV journalists in 2018, Carrey said the comment was a command.
“It’s not a choice to do the cartoons. I’m doing (them) because I can’t just watch this nightmare unfold,” he said.
On February 13, Carrey’s last political drawing featured Trump with an almost burned out sparkler entitled “American Virtue”.
His farewell picture was a self-portrait with arms outstretched in front of a door. “In case I don’t see you,” Carrey wrote about it.