Jim Carrey’s disgust with President Donald Trump’s administration has yielded some scathing artwork in the past, and it doesn’t look like he intends to let up.
His latest work invokes William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies for his latest critique of the Trump administration.
The painting is captioned “How Much Poison Are You Willing to Swallow?!” and shows Trump wearing a “Make Me God” hat and clutching a microphone. In front of him are stalwart Trump allies Senator Lindsey Graham (R-) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pouring Kool-Aid down the throats of his supporters—reminiscent of the mass suicide of Jim Jones followers in Jonestown. His backdrop is the American and Russian flags separated by a gold “T.”
Let’s all drink a toast to the new king of lies,
and the minions who help him while democracy dies,
and our kids who’ll be taught that the wicked are wise
because Potus was Jack from ‘Lord of The Flies’.
How much poison are you willing to swallow?! pic.twitter.com/CvS6Wze9jm
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 24, 2019
He also christens Donald Trump with an all-too-fitting nickname: the new king of lies.
Fans felt the work was an accurate depiction.
"Make Me God"… isn't that the ABSOLUTE truth. Well done :). #TrumpFascism
— #StopLying #Please (@jsinvr) April 24, 2019
You nailed it with the Koolaid! Well done! pic.twitter.com/FFhNx07Kfl
— justnRN (@mikeandmattn) April 24, 2019
We're just one more Jim Carrey painting away from Trump resigning.
— Keaton Patti (@KeatonPatti) November 12, 2018
Carrey is no stranger to political commentary. He’s painted several other cutting odes to Donald Trump, and hasn’t been particularly kind to Attorney General William Barr, either, calling him “Most crooked AG ever – Barr none!”
Most crooked AG ever – Barr none! pic.twitter.com/58NYy8ndd3
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 19, 2019
“I’m a creative,” Carrey said in December. “And I can’t not paint and I can’t not create. It has to go some someplace, and I can’t sit behind a desk, and I can’t glad-hand people all the time, and I can’t be dishonest.”
His supporters are here for it.
jim carrey you savage creative mind i love this piece of art
— Amy (@amys_tweeter) April 24, 2019
Adversity demands art.
Art demands truth.
— ann morgan (@bibblelot) April 24, 2019
No matter what the reaction, Carrey’s art is here to stay. “It’s just exploding,” he said. “I don’t know where it’s going. You don’t know which tributaries are actually going to cut a groove, you know, [but] you do it.”