In case you weren’t convinced that famous actor and comedian Jim Carrey has completely lost his mind and left the plane of existence we all call reality, taking a look at the artwork he continues to tweet out regularly should be enough to successfully persuade you.
We’ve seen Carrey target the president and post a real nasty piece about Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, but now it seems he’s set his sights on Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Cohen, if you remember, recently had a visit from federal authorities who seized a number of files that some on the left believe containing something that could do serious damage to Trump’s administration.
Here’s a little background via Fox News:
Cohen, who formerly worked at the Trump Organization, is under criminal investigation as part of a grand jury probe into his personal conduct and business dealings, including a $130,000 payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about a sexual encounter with the married Trump in 2006.
Wood told prosecutors to put all the seized documents into a searchable database to determine which should come under review. Prosecutors said they expected to let Wood know on Wednesday how long it will take them to share the materials with Cohen’s legal team. Cohen’s lawyers say they will then go through the materials and share relevant information with President Trump’s legal team.
Lawyers for Cohen and Trump had sought to be allowed to decide which items seized are protected by attorney-client privilege before prosecutors see them.
Lawyers for Cohen filed papers Monday saying investigators “took everything” during the raids, including more than a dozen electronic devices. They said that prosecutors had already intercepted emails from Cohen and executed the search warrants only after discovering that there were no emails between Trump and Cohen.
One of Trump’s lawyers, Joanna Hendon, asked the judge to block prosecutors from studying material seized in the raid until Cohen and the president have both had a chance to review those materials and argue which are subject to the “sacred” attorney-client privilege.
On Monday, Wood rejected Hendon’s request for a temporary restraining order on the grounds that it was too early for such an objection.
Now that you’re all caught up to speed on Michael Cohen, feast your eyes upon the nuttiness of Mr. Jim Carrey, who, not only created a terrible piece of art, but seemingly made fun of special needs children while making his “political statement.”
Is there a short bus to take "all the best people" to prison? ;^P pic.twitter.com/ooHaGvZqFZ
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 18, 2018
Is that a “short bus” reference? Is Jim Carrey really going there? Believe it or not, this statement did not sit well with many of his Twitter followers, including the liberal ones:
@JimCarrey I love your work. The text that accompanies it is highly insensitive. You might want to tweet and apology regarding the short bus.
— Robert Flanagan (@robert_flanagan) April 18, 2018
You may not realize it, but using the term “short bus” is insulting to people with intellectual disabilities and also, in this instance, grossly underestimates the size of the bus they’re actually going to need.
— Alt_Mom (@judihayes) April 18, 2018
Oh Jim, we are some of your biggest fans but you are wrong to write short bus. That has a very negative connotation geared at children with learning disabilities. Please reconsider the text you used on this post.
— ParkSlopeGossip (@ParkSlopeGossip) April 18, 2018
@JimCarrey lives and works in the states. He should've known better. It's insensitive to kids w/ disabilities. Love his art but he needs to get a clue.
— Jo hawkins (@jobahawk) April 19, 2018
“Short bus” … wow, how insulting and insensitive. I’d expect better from such an elite, enlightened Hollywood actor.
— Steve Wickliffe (@swick21) April 19, 2018
Many folks who responded to the post attempted to excuse Carrey’s insulting tweet by stating that in Canada, prisoners are taken to prison in small buses.
Yeah, that’s not going to fly.
All you really need to do to get the meaning behind the caption is look at the painting itself. Seems pretty clear.
Aside from that, while Carrey is Canadian, he’s lived in the U.S. for a long, long time and is commenting on U.S. politics. It’s a good bet he knew exactly what he was doing when he used the phrase “short bus.”
There were also folks saying Carrey should be given the benefit of the doubt here, but the question is whether or not the left would be so gracious if Jim were a conservative?
The answer, clearly, is no.