Jim Carrey has joined the ranks of celebrities who have left Twitter over Elon Musk’s controversial takeover.
The actor-turned-artist has used the social media platform as a launchpad for his colorful, often politically charged art, but in a tweet on Tuesday, Carrey announced his departure and left his followers with one final episode. A work of art.
“Here’s a cartoon I made with my friend Jimmy Hayward,” Curry wrote, referring to the director behind the 2008 film. Horton hears who., in which Carrie voiced the main character. “It’s based on my drawing of a crazy old lighthouse keeper, standing naked in a storm, calling his angels and lighting his lamp to guide us through the night.”
The animated clip, posted by Hayward on his personal Instagram account, shows the naked lighthouse keeper splashing through the waves in a violent lightning storm, singing lyrics from Carrie’s sea shanty. Employing dripping lines of color and a maniacal cartoonish image at its center, Carrey’s work visualises.
Under Musk’s leadership, Twitter has laid off dozens of employees and announced plans to charge users $8 a month for accounts verified by Blue Check, which has led to the crackdown on fake accounts. Most recently, it announced that its policy of combating misinformation about the pandemic was no longer in effect.
In recent weeks, high-profile users including model Gigi Hadid, author David Simon, producer Shonda Rhimes, actress Whoopi Goldberg, comic artist Erik Larson and now Carrey have quit Twitter citing Musk’s leadership.
Carey began his painting career in 2011, and released a short documentary in 2017 called I want colorIt features his studio practice and passion project. Soon after its release, the film received more than five million views Guard Critic Jonathan Jones described the work as “incredibly bad”.
That didn’t stop. The mask A star from pursuing his creative endeavors. In the year In 2017, he had a solo exhibition at Signature Gallery Group in Las Vegas, and later had a solo exhibition at LA Macaron Gallery.
Although his early work was often a mix of colorful cartoons filled with pop culture imagery, he transitioned into political cartoons, mostly focusing on former President Donald Trump’s increasingly violent scenes. In the year In 2020, Carey announced that he would leave politics behind, saying, “We’re still headed for the rocks, but I’ve decided you’ll get my message.” I don’t need to strain anymore.” Most recently, he released a security-inspired image titled, “Spread on the NFT Space.” Sun showerWith the proceeds to feed America.
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