Jim Carrey says he ignored warnings about polarizing political artwork

Jim Carrey’s political artwork has earned him a mix of backlash and support, but he says his management was not pleased when he entered the political arena on social media.

Carrey commented on his newfound civic Twitter fame at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, saying he was initially reprimanded for his online antics.

“It was interesting, because when I first starting playing on Twitter like everyone else, I got in trouble because I was honest,” Carrey said. “A terrible thing to be on Twitter! It was a little scary, and I became an activist when it comes to this political stuff.”

Carrey continued, saying he ignored his management’s warnings about losing his audience.

“There was a lot of pressure on me from my management going like, ‘Don’t mess this up, you got it going good and people love you. When you talk about politics and other issues, you’re going to lose half of your audience,’ ” he said. “And I said, ‘Lose them.’ You just have to go your own way and say your peace and truth, and that’s what I’m doing.”

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Carrey admitted he proactively tried to avoid firing off mindless tweets, citing a certain White House resident as an example of what not to do.

“The first thing I did was give my Twitter to one of my assistants,” he said. “I didn’t want to make that rash tweet choice at 3 a.m. like the president.”

Carrey reportedly has no plans to abandon his political artwork. 

“It has turned into a very beautiful thing,” he shared, “and I feel very gratified.”

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