Jim Carrey’s paintbrush strikes again. The comedian’s new portrait of Fox News host Sean Hannity is going viral after debuting on Carrey’s official Twitter page Monday night. The painting has earned more than 5,000 retweets and 27,000 likes in under 11 hours. The image depicts Hannity as an endangered fish creature and has a caption that reads: “Some endangered species aren’t worth saving!”
The portrait is Carey’s latest scathing critique of a prominent Republican figure. The actor made headlines throughout March for a series of controversial paintings, first courting outrage for his unflattering portrait of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and then depicting Donald Trump as the Wicked Witch of the West from “The Wizard of Oz.” Carrey released his official Trump Presidential portrait on March 30.
While Carrey has garnered more attention for his paintings than for his acting as of late, he will return to the big screen this summer in “Dark Crimes.” The thriller, directed by Alexandros Avranas, stars Carrey as a tormented police officer investigating an unsolved murder and sex crime. The lead role is Carrey’s first since 2013’s “Dumb and Dumber To.” The film hits DirecTV on April 19 and opens in limited theaters/VOD on May 18.
Check out Carrey’s Hannity portrait in the post below. IndieWire has reached out to both Carrey and Hannity’s representatives for further comment.
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 17, 2018