Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday, August 16 due to pancreatic cancer.
Her death brought out a multitude of tributes from famous fans and friends alike.
There is a bright FLAME about to go out , ONLY GOD KNOW WHEN Say a prayer and let her go -deep Breath— Ms. Ross (@Ms. Ross) 1534345372.0
My thoughts, my heart and my prayers are with Aretha Franklin, the greatest singer of all time, and all of her loved ones right now. ❤— Patti LaBelle (@Patti LaBelle) 1534255792.0
Lucky enough to have seen Aretha live exactly once, and this was it. Thank you for the music, we will be listening… https://t.co/tMwKepFLYl— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin-Manuel Miranda) 1534429215.0
Salute to the Queen. The greatest vocalist I've ever known. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 #Aretha— John Legend (@John Legend) 1534428133.0
However, Jim Carrey's tribute painting received serious backlash from some fans after he posted it to Twitter.
Here is the actor and comedian turned visual artist's tweet.
Look how beautiful a life can be. Thank you, Aretha! https://t.co/GpYGrq75mh— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey) 1534437689.0
People took exception to Carrey's palette choices.
@JimCarrey Aretha was black— special agent alex hanly (@special agent alex hanly) 1534437930.0
which one of yall will tell jim carrey that aretha was black https://t.co/UyJRQvrIYM— hunter harris (@hunter harris) 1534437790.0
@JimCarrey But why is she white?— Coraline Map-H 🐸🌵 (@Coraline Map-H 🐸🌵) 1534438062.0
Some people thought the portrait resembled a different person entirely—actress Kathy Bates.
@JimCarrey Is this not Kathy Bates?— Ash's Aunt Hillary (@Ash's Aunt Hillary) 1534442141.0
@JimCarrey thought it was Kathy Bates— Fallon Stone (@Fallon Stone) 1534438588.0
Some thought Carrey intended the portrait to show bright light—stage or heavenly—shining on Franklin's face.
@grrocket @JimCarrey she’s moving towards the light from what I can gather, glow on ger face makes her look white.— Bilal S. Haider (@Bilal S. Haider) 1534438311.0
@naff_123 @polyfaun @JimCarrey not white, moving toward the light— K (@K) 1534438005.0
Carrey, according to People, took up painting about six years ago.
Most of his recent works involve a series of political statements aimed at President Trump and the state of the USA according to Carrey.
Down and down they went. Lower than any administration in history. Arthritic knees creaking and burning, Giuliani’s… https://t.co/T1PpYkt3qp— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey) 1534616853.0
40 innocent children killed on a bus in Yemen. Our ally. Our missile. Our crime. https://t.co/yQ7FULulj2— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey) 1534537120.0
The Old Man and the Sea of Corruption. So many bottom feeders like Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross getting snagged a… https://t.co/RrZ7s00y6J— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey) 1534176689.0
Has your Presidency jumped the shark? Better call SPACE FORCE! To stupidity and beyond!!! https://t.co/NrLGWEFBsI https://t.co/BZqxmJKjv9— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey) 1533941872.0
Sorry, family farmers. You picked the wrong guy to protect you. https://t.co/NrLGWEFBsI https://t.co/gBqU8MIuf7— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey) 1532975362.0
Fans offered solutions to what they saw wrong with Carrey's Aretha Franklin tribute.
@JimCarrey Fixed it https://t.co/JPYOQ26Khb— alec (@alec) 1534453037.0
@JimCarrey https://t.co/H4mTpNPhJA— penny-nickle-dime (@penny-nickle-dime) 1534459416.0
@JimCarrey @Too_Tall_Gravez https://t.co/otiGDMIK4K— jinger jade (@jinger jade) 1534444082.0
Regardless of fan opinions on his level of artistic talent, it is clear Carrey meant no disrespect to the Queen of Soul with his well-intentioned tribute.