Twitter has descended into a cesspool since Musk’s takeover and people – including celebrities – are leaving in droves. The latest? Jim Carrey.
Jim Carrey, the comedian (and occasional serious actor) known for Dumb & Dumber and Ace Ventura, has been a star since the 90s. He’s worked in film across many genres, including dramatic roles in The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. With that success comes fame, which means Carrey is one of the most recognizable faces in the world.
In recent years, the actor has become private and doesn’t tour the public’s attention. He has been known to actually critique society’s obsession with fame.
He trolls the paparazzi too, including the time he wore his then-girlfriend’s bathing suit on the beach.
And now he’s courting the public again. He announced that he is joining Twitter’s celeb exodus and shared a new cartoon with his followers.
“I’m leaving Twitter, but 1st here’s a cartoon I made with my friend Jimmy Hayward,” Carrey wrote in his tweet.
“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!”
The cartoon shows a lighthouse keeper singing a folksong as a storm hits.
Over the last few years, Carrey has used Twitter to share his artwork, which has often been political satire or social commentary. When he left the site, he had 18.9 million followers; he followed only one person, his daughter.
Other celebs have also left Twitter. Not long before Carrey left, musician Moby said he was also leaving the site.
“This will be my last tweet. Last night @elonmusk posted an alt-right anti-Semitic meme, a fake @cnn story, and an image of guns on his bedside table. @Twitter has become a cesspool of racism, anti-semitism, disinformation, and dimwitted alt-right hate, and it’s time to leave,” he tweeted.