Jim Carrey on potentially losing fans over his anti-Trump Twitter art: 'Lose them'
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Actor Jim Carrey said Sunday that his own management team warned him against talking about politics on social media, saying that he could lose half of his audience. 

“It was interesting, because when I first starting playing on Twitter like everyone else, I got in trouble because I was honest,” Carrey said while speaking during a Vulture Festival panel.

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“A terrible thing to be on Twitter! It was a little scary, and I became an activist when it comes to this political stuff. There was a lot of pressure on me from my management going like, 'don’t mess this up, you got it going good and people love you, when you talk about politics and other issues, you’re going to lose half of your audience.' And I said, ‘lose them.’ "

Carrey continued that he's felt he's had to go his own way and say his "peace and truth."

Though he did note that he's given his Twitter account to one of his assistants to avoid tweeting something rash, according to Vulture. 

Carrey has been an outspoken critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE, and he has frequently created artwork to mock the president and other Republican lawmakers. 

On Sunday, he shared a caricature of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats The national emergency will haunt Republicans come election season Trump: McConnell should keep Senate in session until nominees are approved MORE (R-Ky.) resembling a turtle. 

In October, he released a drawing showing an explosive device coming out of Trump's mouth. The image was meant to symbolize what he felt was Trump's responsibility for the series of explosive devices sent to Democratic figures and CNN.