Actor turned drawer-of-political-cartoons Jim Carrey posted a sketch of former first lady Melania Trump last week, and he’s facing some criticism for it.
To the right of the celebrity’s unflattering caricature of the 50-year-old Trump is the caption: “Oh … and goodbye worst first lady. I hope the settlement can finance your life in the shallow end. Thx for nothing.”
To many social media users, the post went a little too far.
Carrey was immediately rebuked by a flurry of Twitter followers who called out his “sexist” drawing, accusing the entertainer of bullying.
“I always thought you were cool,” wrote Alex Vignes. “Now you’re too vindictive with pics like this. Why do the left target people with such venom in the exact way they preach against?”
He went on to argue it would be “sexist” and “anti-female” if a conservative had drawn such an unflattering cartoon of a progressive leader or spouse.
Another critic, Bobby Demetro, responded to Carrey, writing, “I think Melania was a fantastic first lady. So elegant, graceful, kind and so beautiful. Make us laugh again, Jim. Don’t bully innocent women.”
“Absolutely appalling to attack the first lady who did her job with grace and dignity and got nothing but criticism from everyone on the left,” added Carol Howard. “And it’s a shame that not one woman from the left defended another woman for these baseless attacks.”
Others defended Carrey’s tweet.
One person who came to the 59-year-old star’s defense wrote: “He is an actor/comedian that portrays men and women and makes people laugh. Which means no one is safe from being made fun of. Why are people acting hurt and surprised? Why so serious?”
So far, the tweet has more than 3,700 retweets, 724 quote tweets and nearly 35,000 “likes.”
Carrey is known for his mean-spirited and rarely flattering cartoons of conservatives. In recent days, he has posted several praiseworthy and flattering images of President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.