Actor Jim Carrey is back with his takes on hot topics, but Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn’t having it this time with the “partisan hate.”
The comedian went after the Covington Catholic High School students — who made headlines last weekend — calling them “baby snakes.”
As IJR Red reported, many news outlets and people on social media jumped to conclusions on a viral video of an interaction between Covington students and Native American protesters, which ended up being a false depiction of what truly happened — many attacked the young boys involved as racist and accused them mocking the Native American.
“I’ve never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, slamming those who went after the young boys. “When that becomes the norm in the media in America simply because they are associated with this president, that is disgraceful, and that should never happen.”
The “Dumb and Dumber” actor took no time to join the pack of people attacking the Covington students.
Carrey is known for his political artwork — frequently depicting President Donald Trump and Republicans — and in this art piece, he depicts the Covington boys gathered around the Native American.
The student in the front, who is Covington student Nick Sandmann, is sporting a seemingly red “Make America Great Again” hat, as he was at the event in D.C. over the weekend, but this time, it says “Hate Again.”
“Baby snakes,” Carrey wrote along with the artwork.
Baby snakes. pic.twitter.com/SHhaXwfwZl
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 22, 2019
The Texas senator clapped back at Carrey’s artwork of the Covington students, calling for Carrey to “insult me, insult Trump,” but “leave the kids alone.”
“Just sad. Rich & powerful celebrity uses his fame to pick on teenagers. So much partisan hate, he doesn’t care that the full video showed these high school students as victims of harassment, not the other way around,” Cruz wrote.
“Jim, insult me, insult Trump, fine. But leave the kids alone,” he added.
Just sad. Rich & powerful celebrity uses his fame to pick on teenagers. So much partisan hate, he doesn’t care that the full video showed these high school students as victims of harassment, not the other way around. Jim, insult me, insult Trump, fine. But leave the kids alone. https://t.co/ymiVKsNcly
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 24, 2019
The situation of the Covington students and Native American confrontation is only one of the latest hot topics Carrey covered. He also drew a piece about the partial government shutdown — which is affecting 800,000 furloughed workers in day-35.
The artwork portrays furloughed workers being attacked by a shark, seemingly to be the president.
“State of the Union, 2019: 800,000 families treading water, Trump and his kind have plenty to eat,” Carrey wrote.
State of the Union, 2019: 800,000 families treading water, Trump and his kind have plenty to eat. pic.twitter.com/77dz2drFQH
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 23, 2019
On addressing Americans during his State of the Union address, President Trump recently announced he will deliver the speech once the government is reopened.