Comedian and actor Jim Carrey, who spent years criticizing conservatism through his art, announced that he was ‘leaving Twitter.’ Carrey didn’t give a reason, but his departure from the platform follows a wave of other A-list celebrities who left it after Elon Musk took over.
Jim Carrey joined the celebrity departure squad from Twitter by sharing his love for fans and an animated version of his artwork “Crazy Old Lighthouse Keeper.”
“I’m leaving Twitter, but 1st here’s a cartoon I made with my friend Jimmy Hayward,” The Mask star tweeted. “It’s based on my painting of a crazy old Lighthouse Keeper, standing naked in a storm, summoning the angels and shining his lamp to guide us through a treacherous night. I love you all so much!” Carrey tweeted.
The tipping point was undoubtedly reached when a large number of individuals lost their jobs, but Jim Carrey’s decision to deactivate his Twitter account struck the last nail in the coffin.
Carrey put away the artist’s hat he had worn for four years in February 2021 and stopped producing his “political protest cartoons,” which detailed unsettling national happenings. At the time, he declared, “Something tells me it’s time to rest my social media gavel and reclaim a little neurological bandwidth.”
The redhead lighthouse keeper could be seen singing to the heavens and dancing with the wind in the cartoon film the actor tweeted. Carrey himself gave the narration for this character of the lighthouse keeper, which sounds intriguing and exciting to watch.
Carrey has recently been a frequent Twitter user, posting his artwork there frequently in the form of political satire or social criticism. Carrey had 18.9 million followers at the time of writing, however, he just followed his daughter Jane Erin Carrey.
People’s take on it
Some appeared to criticize his decision or not care at all, while others appeared to be supportive and understanding.
“I shall miss you and your amazing artwork that made me laugh and kept my sanity intact! Thank you, Jim Carrey,” one user wrote.
“I achieved my goal of getting noticed by you through Twitter. Thank you for that, Jim. It means a lot to me,” another fan added. “I’m eagerly awaiting to meet you in person. Until then: I’m wishing you all the best, love ya!”
Some are very mean
“Goodbye. Don’t worry, Jimmy, we won’t feel your absence,” another commented.
It’s unclear why Carrey left Twitter, but other Hollywood figures have declared their intention to do so in response to Musk’s changes to the social media network, which included lifting the restriction on former President Donald Trump’s account.