Jim Carrey Will No Longer Make Anti-Trump Art, Will Focus On Mangoes For The Time Being

Jim Carrey has claimed he is done making anti-Trump artwork and will instead focus on painting mangoes, The Wrap reports.

Carrey, 58, took up art as a side interest a while back and much of his work has focused on his disdain for the 45th president. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, he has made pieces that depict Donald Trump tangled up in the ropes of a harpooned whale — a metaphorical reference to the plot and thematic elements of Moby-Dick — and as a king whose reign is coming to an end, among other works.

After devoting so much time and effort to portraying his feelings about Trump in art, Carrey said he believes he’s made his point.

“I’ve decided, ‘You understand my message, I don’t need to be steeped in it anymore,'” he explained.

He likened his anti-Trump art to being like a lighthouse, warning ships that are perilously approaching rocks. He admitted, however, that he still believes “we’re still headed for the rocks.”

He was also clear that, contrary to what some may think, his art didn’t come from a place of hate.

“It’s never been a matter of hating anyone. I can sit down with anybody in this country and break bread. I love people,” he said, adding that he believes many people have been “tricked” by politicians and “weird corporate concerns” into thinking that disagreeing with someone over something is the same thing as hating them.

Now that he’s done with Trump, Carrey has begun to paint mangoes.

In a way, Carrey said, painting mangoes is the philosophical and metaphorical opposite of painting Trump. Describing them as “the fruit of the gods,” Carrey stated that mangoes represent abundance, sweetness, and the “gifts of the universe.”

In fact, Carrey hasn’t produced an anti-Tump piece — or at least, posted an anti-Trump piece on Twitter — since a few days before Christmas. His works have been almost completely mango-focused. He even created a self-portrait of himself with a piece of the fruit.

He also created a tribute to late basketball star Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26.

In the meantime, Carrey is doing press tours to promote his upcoming movie, Sonic The Hedgehog, based on the decades-old video game. The film, which hits theaters February 14, has already made headlines, albeit for all the wrong reasons. As CNN reported, when the first trailers for the film dropped late last year, audiences were so put off by how the iconic character was rendered in CGI that the studio went back in and redesigned him.

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