Jim Carrey is an actor, a comic, an artist, and a political agitator. And on Wednesday, he took his art, which has been skewering the Trump administration for some time, to a whole new level. You can now add “cryptographer” to his job titles.
That’s because in his latest offering, Carrey has included a coded message to this viewers, one that packs a wallop. It’s an anagram, or as Carrey puts it in his caption, a “Scam-a-gram.”
Best of all, it portrays Donald Trump as Batman’s arch-nemesis, the Joker.
In the painting, Trump/Joker extends his right hand in greeting to a foreign leader, while his left hand is behind his back, with his fingers crossed. The foreign leader is not sure if he wants to shake that hand.
Above the image are the words:
Slice of apple pie, $5.00
Ticket to a baseball game, $50.00
A diplomatic agreement with Donald Trump’s America…WORTHLESS.
This is clearly a reference to the president withdrawing from the Iran nuclear treaty earlier this week.
Some of the letters in the message are highlighted in white, spelling out the non-word “SEITAAGNNRUS.” But as a number of Twitter users noted, when unscrambled, it spells out “Russian Agent.”
Scam-a-gram ;^P pic.twitter.com/9VqAzfW1fX
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 9, 2018
The reaction on Twitter was swift and overwhelmingly positive. What seems to make this painting more controversial is the addition of the “Russian agent” anagram.
— Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) May 10, 2018
Satan ruins America? Still got a G and E leftover.
— Max M (@MaxM41544952) May 9, 2018
— 🏜Chrisby🌊🐘 (@AstiJesse) May 9, 2018
How dare an actor, artist, and comedian, father and fellow citizen of the world speak his mind through art? Dont we as movie goers own Jim Carey? Cant we make him do what we want? How dare he use art to expose truth instead of behaving like Ace Ventura!
— James Kruk (@KingKruk) May 9, 2018
Don’t disrespect the joker like that
— dolphinlord (@dolphinlord25) May 9, 2018
Exactly right and exactly who is threatening who? pic.twitter.com/hRiN8hiJv6
— Jenius (@PersianCeltic) May 9, 2018
Looks more terrifying than the Joker.
— ST (@shobz) May 9, 2018
Love how Trump has his fingers crossed behind his back !! He has no plans on what to do next getting out of Iran deal. He’s only undoing everything Obama did ! Jealous
— sherry clark (@lilsherry99) May 9, 2018
— Valentim (@VALENTIM_67) May 9, 2018
#LikeAThirdGrader you get sent to your room, add some treason, you get sent to your cell, oh hell, donny fell, he doesn't hire smart people, they don't do well.
donny's military deferment: CDC (Chronic Dotardic Covfefe) pic.twitter.com/Rh4JQIns9T
— THEPissyPussy™ (@beckemp) May 9, 2018
I love these!! Especially the unnecessary tears they seem to cause Trump supporters.
— Jeff Hunter (@JeffHunter13) May 9, 2018
@JimCarrey you made his hands too big! 😂😂😂
— Kay Stewart (@KayStewartArtwk) May 9, 2018
Excellent Jim!!! Funny and horrendous at the same time!
— Sharon Jackson (@66fiveandahalf) May 9, 2018
A narcissistic moron holds the safety and welfare of all of us in his greedy corrupt hands! Live for today tomorrow isn’t promised🌸 Jim Carrey you are so talented and I look forward to your artwork!
— Hopeful (@hopeful03119531) May 9, 2018
— Bold Knight Nanaimo (@BoldKnightNan) May 9, 2018
THANK YOU for continuing to speak truth to power. WELL DONE. AMERICA, we MUST do better.
— Jenny (@JennyLClark) May 9, 2018
You’re is a Russian agent! Is the new you’re a witch! No way to prove or disprove. Mockingbird Media and deep state puppeteers to blame. Jim Carrey just another brainwashed individual. https://t.co/mKgMurTVY9
— David Lee Maga 🇺🇸 (@Dham1981) March 30, 2018
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