Jim Carrey has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump since the President took office, often sharing unflattering portraits of prominent Trump administration officials online.
But with the November elections drawing ever closer, Carrey felt he should also try a more direct approach. In a new essay for The Atlantic, the comic actor says he "knows funny, and the state of the country today is no laughing matter."
Carrey was scathing in his attacks on President Trump.
"The United States faces catastrophe. That's a word from my world—drama. In ancient Greek, katastrophḗ means 'overturn,' or 'a sudden turn.'"
"This is what we have suffered. Untold American lives have been ruined by the presidency of Donald Trump. The rule of law is imperiled, our unity has been shattered, the service sector has been obliterated, and major cities are suffering."
"Black Americans, who have endured half a millennium of wickedness and brutality, now face more injustice and death."
@thehill Even Michael Corleone served his country through military service.— Lefty Dennis Miller (@Lefty Dennis Miller)1599236296.0
@realTuckFrumper The truth is in the telling, Jim. Thank you 👍🏼— Ronald Hunter (@Ronald Hunter)1599230740.0
@realTuckFrumper Spot on.— Michelle Lacombe (@Michelle Lacombe)1599229791.0
The actor leaves readers with a plea to vote against Trump this November.
"When I was a little boy in Canada, I watched old Superman reruns, and fell in love with the United States. I was blessed to be able to come here, and to realize my wildest dreams. In 2004, I proudly became a citizen. But lately, my adopted home has become almost unrecognizable."
"Whatever happened to 'Truth, Justice, and the American Way?' That line was written when the Nazis were ravaging Europe and America was the hero of the world. It's more than a line in a TV show; it's a set of ideals we should always aspire to uphold."
"In November, we must vote in historic numbers, gathering all the "snowflakes" until there's a blizzard on Capitol Hill that no corrupt politician can survive. We must vote for decency, humanity, and a way of life that once again captures the imagination of kids all over the world—kids like me."
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@CJBovee63 @HuffPost Nov is just in time for a blizzard!— Star Staubach (@Star Staubach)1599149050.0
Carrey was not the lone Canada-native hoping for a better America.
@HuffPostCanada I cry for my American neighbours cry for 191,000 US families that lost loved ones to Covid cry for… https://t.co/592hRPiH21— PutUrDamMaskOn (@PutUrDamMaskOn)1599234801.0
@HuffPost He is right you know. I’m Canadian and loved my American neighbors. Wanted to move there myself when I w… https://t.co/pdYRLWerAo— E Queen 🇨🇦🇮🇹 (@E Queen 🇨🇦🇮🇹)1599151705.0
I endorse the words of my fellow Canadian immigrant. @JimCarrey Jim Carrey: Truth, Justice, and a World Without T… https://t.co/ODeCypcgQT— Dave Foley (@Dave Foley)1599179741.0
Many were impressed with the famously goofy actor's eloquence.
@dblasphemy @Jaimebugs @TheAtlantic Oddly enough in the same edition of the Atlantic Jim Carrey has a very well wri… https://t.co/IwTDVcrGl9— anoneemouse (@anoneemouse)1599226110.0
Jim Carrey has a serious side and a truth to tell, and he does it eloquently: Jim Carrey: Truth, Justice, and a Wor… https://t.co/1JHCbseiCF— ❄️Kathy🇺🇸 (@❄️Kathy🇺🇸)1599140633.0
Words of wisdom from Jim Carrey in The Atlantic: https://t.co/516kAKewKf— MelleC (@MelleC)1599177401.0
If there's one thing everyone agrees on, it's that our nation is at a tipping point.
No matter what you think of him as a comedic actor, read this not funny piece... Jim Carrey: Truth, Justice, and a… https://t.co/xfveJBGcDX— ktyson (@ktyson)1599178343.0
A thought provoking and poignant piece by @JimCarrey about the current state of America under Trump. Carrey: Trut… https://t.co/8SrqBYnZ5N— Lucille Smithson (@Lucille Smithson)1599151317.0
This November, Americans will get the chance to show whether they've taken Carrey's advice to heart by either keeping Donald Trump in office or voting him out.