Jim Carrey is putting away his pen.
The 59-year-old prolific actor has announced he will not be sharing, or writing any more political cartoons.
Jim had been posting a lot of them, poking fun and pointing out the fallacies throughout Donald Trump‘s presidency, which ended in 2020.
“For the past 4 yrs, among other commitments, I put considerable effort into this collection of political protest cartoons. It truly feels as though you and I have crossed an ocean of outrage together…but something tells me it’s time to rest my social media gavel and reclaim a little neurological bandwidth,” he wrote in a message to fans on social media this weekend.
Jim continued, “If it seemed like I was ignoring my main Twitter followers here and outside the US and Canada in my quest to rid our democracy of ‘Orange Julius Caesar’ and his Empire of Lies, it was not my intention.”
“I just assumed that a radicalized America is a threat to us all. When a madman grabs the wheel of the bus loaded with innocent passengers and threatens to drive it off a cliff, it tends to steal everyone’s focus.”
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 20, 2021
Jim shared his first political cartoon in 2017 and told Vulture that expressing his views frequently got him in trouble.
“There was a lot of pressure from my management: ‘Don’t mess this up. You’ve got goodwill in the world. People love you. You start talking about politics or whatever issues, you’re gonna lose half your audience.’ I say: lose them,” he shared.