Actor Jim Carrey doesn’t shy away from using his artwork to express his views. He has been known to target President Donald Trump supporters, but this time, the actor used his drawings to focus in on a GOP candidate in the midst of the midterm elections.
The day before the 2018 midterm elections, Carrey depicted Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as a “vampire” to urge Texans to go vote for the Democrat candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
“Go Beto! Go Democrats! Vote like there’s no tomorrow,” Carrey wrote.
In the picture, Cruz is shown dissolving from the sunlight as his opponent is pulling back the curtains.
“Let’s make this Tuesday like the end of every great vampire movie. Pull back the curtains and let the sunshine turn all those bloodsuckers to dust,” Carrey continued in his tweet.
Go Beto! Go Democrats! Vote like there’s no tomorrow. Let’s make this Tuesday like the end of every great vampire movie. Pull back the curtains and let the sunshine turn all those bloodsuckers to dust. pic.twitter.com/WWwspze5fU
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 5, 2018
Cruz, who is endorsed by Trump, fired back at Carrey’s “bloodsuckers” artwork.
“Hollywood liberals all in for Beto. But (self-described socialist) Jim Carrey made a mistake here: Vampires are dead, and everyone knows the dead vote Democrat,” Cruz said in his response.
Hollywood liberals all in for Beto. But (self-described socialist) Jim Carrey made a mistake here: Vampires are dead, and everyone knows the dead vote Democrat…. https://t.co/pz2g4RYmMp
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 5, 2018
Carrey responded to Cruz, writing, “Wow … sorry I rattled your chain, @TedCruz. I thought you would have more important things to do two days before an election — like sucking up to the guy who called your wife ugly and accused your dad of murder. But I get it! It’s hard to say no when Trump grabs ya by the p****!”
Cruz’s description of Carrey as a “self-described socialist” comes after the Hollywood celebrity appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” where he urged Democrats to support socialism.
“We have to say yes to socialism — to the word and everything,” Carrey said. “We have to stop apologizing.”
Watch the video below:
Jim Carrey: “We have to say yes to socialism — to the word and everything. We have to stop apologizing.”
Jim Carrey’s estimated net worth: $150 million. pic.twitter.com/wCz3ZNbmmX
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) September 10, 2018
Carrey’s statement drew criticism from a Venezuelan journalist — Venezuela is an example of socialism — who said that socialism has “deep threats” and is not as others define it as “the antithesis of selfishness, synonym of concern for others … support for the weakest and their needs, of seeking health and education for all.”
“Dear Jim, I admire you a lot, but sometimes it seems that the inability of Hollywood stars to understand politics is directly proportional to their talent.”
As for the Texas Senate race, on the day of midterms, Cruz currently takes a 6.6-average lead ahead of Democrat O’Rourke, according to RealClearPolitics.
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