Celebrities took to social media to tribute legendary singer, Aretha Franklin, who passed away at 76-years-old on Thursday, but one celebrity was slammed for his tribute.
Actor, Jim Carrey, spends a lot of time drawing political sketches, many that bash President Donald Trump, however this time, he shared a drawing that depicted the late “Respect” singer.
“Look how beautiful a life can be. Thank you, Aretha!” Carrey tweeted along with his portrait of Franklin.
Look how beautiful a life can be. Thank you, Aretha! pic.twitter.com/GpYGrq75mh
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 16, 2018
People took to Twitter to express their concern on the skin tone in Carrey’s drawing:
But why is she white?
— Coraline Map-H ?? (@grrocket) August 16, 2018
— jinger jade (@jingerjade_) August 16, 2018
— ?️?KastCashKatz (@srapp707) August 17, 2018
— penny-nickle-dime (@Panini_Bread) August 16, 2018
Uh… who is that???? pic.twitter.com/ddwW6dNVdb
— My Skin Henny Brown (@LovedByBrittany) August 16, 2018
Others backed Carrey, with a little humor:
— TJ (@tjar13) August 16, 2018
Fixed it pic.twitter.com/JPYOQ26Khb
— diqué (@AlecthePreacher) August 16, 2018
she’s moving towards the light from what I can gather, glow on ger face makes her look white.
— Bilal S. Haider (@Bilal_S_Haider) August 16, 2018
Damnit Jim pic.twitter.com/TCOdWNdR9A
— Liz Jenkins (@ej11lizzie) August 16, 2018
Trump, former President Barack Obama, singer-songwriter, Paul McCartney, and others praised Franklin’s “gift” and “voice.”
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is dead. She was a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God, her voice. She will be missed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018
Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/bfASqKlLc5
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 16, 2018
Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) August 16, 2018
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) August 17, 2018
Whether it was Gospel, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Pop,or Civil Rights, Aretha Franklin was the greatest gift and the voice of a generation. She could turn any song into a hymn. She will be greatly missed here on earth, but that band in heaven just got our Angel
Rest In Peace Aretha
— Willie Nelson (@WillieNelson) August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin was an artistic genius and trailblazer whose gift to the world transcends time.
Long live the Queen of Soul as we pass her music on from generation to generation.
May she Rest In Peace.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 16, 2018
— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) August 16, 2018
The comedian will probably continue with his unflattering portraits of the president, the Trump administration, and their supporters.