Jim Carrey has spent much of his career as a box office busting comedy superstar. The actor still makes movies, but he also produces paintings with heavy political overtones. These paintings are often critical of conservative politicians.
And Carrey’s paintings have drawn the ire of many of its subjects. Today, Texas senator called on Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey, to ban the actor from the platform.
Cruz tweeted, “How is it that James Woods is currently being banned on Twitter, but Jim Carrey is not? It’s certainly not any standard based on “hate.” Carrey’s latest Twitter “art” shows Bill Barr drowning in a sea of vomit. Jack- how ‘bout we let everybody speak and the People decide?
Watching William Barr testify is like getting caught in a monsoon of vomit. READY THE ARK! pic.twitter.com/gmErOC8AKp
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 1, 2019
Woods was removed from Twitter after replying to a Mueller Report tweet with the hashtag, #hangthemall. While Carrey’s art features images that may offend some, Woods’ tweet was seen as a threat of violence.
CNN’s Oliver Darcy explains, “James Woods isn’t banned. Per Twitter, all he needs to do is delete the tweet that broke the rules and access to his account will be restored. The Woods tweet in question included the “Hang Them All” hashtag. Not quite the same thing as what Carey posted.”
James Woods isn't banned. Per Twitter, all he needs to do is delete the tweet that broke the rules and access to his account will be restored.
The Woods tweet in question included the "Hang Them All" hashtag. Not quite the same thing as what Carey posted. https://t.co/UABkyv79oi
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 4, 2019
Twitter is not the only service to purge conservative voices. Instagram and Facebook recently banned a number of alt-right figures such as Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson. Those bans caught the ire of Donald Trump who tweeted, “So surprised to see Conservative thinkers like James Woods banned from Twitter, and Paul Watson banned from Facebook!”
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