KINNETT: Painting His Insanity – Jim Carrey’s Obsession

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Friday, October 4, 2019


The picture is simple: a hand dips a $100 bill into a bowl of blood next to a candle. A caption explains it: “10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over. What Osama bin Laden did to us was terrible but he doesn’t hold a candle to Mitch McConnell.” 

On September 4, just seven days from the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack, orchestrated by Osama bin Laden that killed over 3,000 Americans, Jim Carrey claimed that the sitting Senate Majority Leader of the United States was a more vicious and evil man than the one behind 9/11. Every person Jim Carrey disagrees with politically in any policy is painted in a similarly grotesque and horrific fashion—depicting them as the greatest evil in the world.

These aren’t just depictions either, but gross misrepresentations of entire groups of people. He painted immigration and border patrol agents as Nazi SS troops, the GOP as Nazi creatures from Hell, and mocked a group of people for believing life begins in the womb by painting the Governor of Alabama being viciously aborted. If you disagree with Carrey in the smallest policy, he has a caricature for you, depicting you as some kind of cancer, disease, or hellish blight on humanity that must be removed. 

Beyond such portrayals, he has a creepy and fetishistic obsession with President Trump. Over 150 paintings in the last four years depict the US President in an evil, grotesque, homosexual, or smutty image—ranging from showing Trump as an naked infant (a very strange thing to desire to paint) defecating on the Middle East, to overtly calling for the President’s death by asking Trump and Kim Jong Un of Korea to take up drunk driving. His strange obsession even led him to draw Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes urinating on Trump’s grave.

This kind of behavior from Carrey isn’t unusual, considering his history. In a tirade against vaccines, he compared the Governor of California to a “corporate fascist that must be stopped” for passing a law requiring vaccinations for all public school students. Despite over thirty studies from twenty-one independent groups to the contrary, Carrey continues to assert that the MMR (measles) vaccine causes autism due to its inclusion of a supposedly mercury-based preservative (which isn’t in any vaccines at all). Of course, his cringe-worthy obsession with actress Emma Stone was flushed out in a creepy video in which he stared into the camera and elaborated on his desire to have children with her. 

With it being this obvious that Carrey has left the deep end, why do so many promote his paintings? Encouragement of mentally unstable behavior is dangerous in and of itself, but propagating and facilitating this horrendous excuse of political activism as a brave and courageous action can only lead to disaster. If the political left applauds the work of an obviously unstable man, what does that say about how they perceive the world?

Anthony Kinnett is a curriculum developer in Indiana with a B.S. in Science Education and a M.A. in Curriculum Development and Education Technology. He is a former education policy and legislation advisor to Governor Walker of Wisconsin and has articles in Red Alert and the Foundation for Economic Education.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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Anthony Kinnett is a curriculum developer in Indiana with a B.S. in Science Education and a M.A. in Curriculum Development and Education Technology. He is a former education policy and legislation advisor to Governor Walker of Wisconsin and has articles in Red Alert and the Foundation for Economic Education.

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