Leftist actor and comedian Jim Carrey, who's spent many years promoting conservative-bashing art on his Twitter account, announced on Monday that he is “leaving Twitter.” Carrey did not give a reason; however, he's following a wave of other celebrities who have departed from Twitter in the wake of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's purchase of the platform.
The Ace Ventura celebrity announced his plans on Twitter with another cartoon that shows a naked man singing and floating in the ocean.
“I'm leaving Twitter, but 1st here's a cartoon I made with my friend Jimmy Hayward,” the Liar Liar 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!”
Contrary to his earlier cartoons, this one was in video format, featuring a naked man with red eyes singing about angels close to a lighthouse during a storm.
Carrey is the latest star to announce that he will be departing Twitter after Elon Musk completed his acquisition of the platform.
This week, following the news that Musk reinstated former President Trump's account on the social media platform, White Stripes vocalist and guitarist Jack White deleted his account after a final tweet, calling the Tesla chief executive officer “absolutely disgusting” and claiming that he just restored Trump's account because he is not happy about paying taxes.
At the same time, music producer Trent Reznor declared that he had to delete his Twitter account to protect his “mental health” and that Musk's decision to take over Twitter is something of an “embarrassment.”
Shonda Rhimes, the Hollywood producer behind television mainstays such as Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, said she would leave Twitter after Musk's acquisition, but she hasn't yet.
Others on Twitter who have vowed to leave following Musk's October 28 takeover include Whoopi Goldberg, model Gigi Hadid, actress Debra Messing, actor Alex Winter, and producers Ken Olin and Brian Koppelman, among others.