Jim Carrey says he's ending political art work
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Jim Carrey says he's putting down his political paintbrush and will stop sharing the artwork he created criticizing former President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE.

"For the past four years, among other commitments, I put considerable effort into this collection of political protest cartoons," the "Kidding" star wrote in a message to his nearly 19 million followers on Twitter on Saturday. "It truly feels as though you and I have crossed an ocean of outrage together...but something tells me it's time to rest my social media gavel and reclaim a little neurological bandwidth," Carrey said.

The 59-year-old comedian, a critic of Trump and the 45th president's administration, had frequently mocked him and other GOP lawmakers through a series of sometimes-graphic political cartoons. One of the drawings showed an explosive device coming out of Trump's mouth, while another likened Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Boehner book jacket teases slams against Cruz, Trump Senate confirms Biden Commerce secretary pick Gina Raimondo MORE (R-Texas) to the devil.


In his message over the weekend, Carrey apologized "if it seemed like" he was ignoring his Twitter followers, saying it wasn't his intention in his "quest to rid our democracy of 'Orange Julius Caesar' and his Empire of Lies."

"I just assumed that a radicalized America is a threat to us all," Carrey — who played then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report MORE on "Saturday Night Live" during the 2020 White House race — wrote. "When a madman grabs the wheel of a bus loaded with innocent passengers and threatens to drive it off a cliff, it tends to steal everyone's focus."

Sharing an illustrated image from his 1998 film "The Truman Show" of his character waving goodbye, Carrey thanked his fans and social media following, saying, "You always have and always will occupy a sacred space in my grateful heart."

Carrey said in a 2018 interview that his management team had warned him against getting political and posting his anti-Trump art, concerned it would alienate his fanbase.

"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,'" Carrey recalled. "And I said, ‘lose them.’ "