Jim Carrey's graphic pro-abortion painting backfires as pro-lifers call it a 'blessing' for their movement
On May 15, Gov. Kay Ivey signed the strictest abortion ban bill into law in Alabama, imposing a near-total ban on abortions in the state with no exceptions for cases of rape and incest
Actor Jim Carrey has made news yet again for another one of his controversial paintings. This time, it is a caricature of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey as an aborted fetus.
Ivey days ago signed the strictest abortion ban bill into law in Alabama, imposing a near-total ban on abortions in the state. The legislation is set to come into effect in six months and makes no exception for cases of rape and incest.
The 57-year-old actor took to Twitter over the weekend and posted a drawing of Ivey as a fetus still attached to an umbilical cord while a large hypodermic needle is being inserted into Ivey’s head.
Carey tweeted the image with the caption: "I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama."
I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama. pic.twitter.com/6QgsY2rMz7— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 18, 2019
The caricature, however, did not go well with many.
The Texas Senator, Ted Cruz, tweeted, saying: "This is not OK. Today's Left: vicious, angry, and consumed by hate."
Some social media users suggested that the actor must be suffering from poor mental health to resort to such drawings.
Twitter user Lila Rosa said: "This is sick and wrong, @JimCarrey. Celebrating the horrific, cruel acts that rip babies apart is evil. Wishing a brutal death on someone and joking about it is monstrous."
Liz Wheeler, a conservative commentator, tweeted: "Thank you for the truly accurate (and therefore horrifying) portrayal of abortion... sucking out the brains of a PERSON because that person is inconvenient to you. You blessed the pro-life movement with this."
Lauren Surratt tweeted: "This should be the end of your Twitter activity. Period. If anyone else would have posted it, they would be deactivated."
The Canadian-American actor has a history of drawing controversial caricatures, particularly of President Donald Trump.
Following Alabama's lead, lawmakers in Missouri passed a bill on Friday that also prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy.
Similar moves have been proposed by multiple other states with Republican-controlled legislatures to restrict women's rights to terminate their pregnancies.