Once upon a time, Jim Carrey was funny. From his stint on In Living Color to his turns as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, the guy made people laugh. Somewhere along the way, though, Carrey lost his freaking mind.
Like so many other supposed entertainers in Hollywood, Carrey has developed a massive case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. However, his ire isn’t reserved for just the president. Oh no. It extends to anyone in the Trump administration.
Recently, his target was White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and it was an ugly one.
This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous! pic.twitter.com/MeYLTy1pqb
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 17, 2018
You and I both know that such an intentionally unflattering picture of a woman would be met with scorn and ridicule if she were a progressive. But, because Sanders is a conservative, she’s fair game. That’s just how the Hollywood left likes to play.
To learn there is hypocrisy in Hollywood, however, isn’t exactly earth-shattering news. We already knew that. We knew it when people who made their fortunes in movies with lots of guns came out for gun control. We knew it when the world learned that the oh-so-pro-woman Hollywood also had a history of protecting scumbags like Harvey Weinstein. We knew it from countless other examples.
But we can’t really forget, either.
If women really have the uphill battle the left claims, then any woman who rises fairly high–even women whose politics one doesn’t like–should be considered proof that women are capable. They should all be role models. Sarah Sanders took on the role of press secretary at a time when things weren’t going well. She’s dealt with a hostile press and remained remarkably calm in the face of that.
She’s someone girls can look up to. Yes, even liberal girls. They can respect her accomplishments even if they disagree with her politics.
But when someone like Carrey lashes out like this, in a way that would be declared “misogynist” were his target of a different political persuasion, it warns those girls. It warns them to not think for themselves lest they earn the ire of a Hollywood star.
Which may well be the point, don’t you think? Carrey may well be reminding young girls that they shouldn’t think for themselves. After all, the greatest sin in his mind is that Sanders isn’t doing what he thinks she should be doing.