Jim Carrey Facing Backlash After Tweeting Portrait of 'Monstrous' Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Jim Carrey caused a social media storm over the weekend after he tweeted out a painting Saturday depicting who some believed was White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Carrey, 56, didn't specifically name the snarl-faced, dark-haired woman featured in the colorful painting. Rather, he described the image as "a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked."

Taking a play out of President Donald Trump's Twitter playbook, Carrey ended the statement with a final one-word description, "Monstrous!"

A spokeswoman confirmed to the Associated Press that Carrey did create the harsh masterpiece, but she would not reveal who the woman in the painting was. The portrait's uncanny resemblance to 35-year-old Sanders, however, was enough to cause speculation.

Not long after Carrey tweeted the portrait out to his 17.8 million followers, the comedian and actor was met with angry responses. Some called the painting "disgraceful," while others were upset by the way he seemed to target Christians. And then there were those who thought the Ace Ventura star should have just stuck with acting.

In a 2017 interview with W magazine, Carrey, whose films seemed to dominate the box office in the '90's and early 2000s, revealed he spent the last six years of his life painting and sculpting. Some of his most recent works, like an abstract and vibrant painting of Jesus, have been praised by art critics, but Carrey's more political art hasn't been as revered.

"I do a lot of political cartoons. I've been doing them all along," he said. "I still tweet and draw political cartoons and play the part of Arjuna who has to fight the battle in Bhagavad Gita. It's not a battle I want to fight, but you've got to play a part. Every day at some point there's pretty much a peaceful acceptance of what's going on in my life right now, but I do also tune in to the Republican—what could I call on it?—war on logic, intelligence, and compassion at least once a day."

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