Liberal Hollywood actor Jim Carrey continued his habit of creating cartoonish caricatures to insult Republican politicians, but his latest target, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), fired right back on Monday.
'Jim Carrey made a mistake here'
Carrey has been posting artwork as political commentary to his Twitter account. His latest depicts Cruz as a vampire, with his Democratic opponent, Rep. Beto O'Rourke (Texas), casting sunlight upon him as he bursts into flames.
"Go Beto! Go Democrats!" tweeted the famously liberal actor. "Vote like there’s no tomorrow. Let’s make this Tuesday like the end of every great vampire movie."
"Pull back the curtains and let the sunshine turn all those bloodsuckers to dust," Carrey added.
Cruz fires back
"Hollywood liberals all in for Beto. But (self-described socialist) Jim Carrey made a mistake here," Cruz responded in his own tweet.
"Vampires are dead, and everyone knows the dead vote Democrat...." he added humorously. Cruz was referring to the well-worn joke that Democrats cheat in elections by counterfeiting votes of deceased voters.
'We don’t matter, we don’t matter!'
Carrey, who has more than 18 million followers on Twitter, has caused some concern for unhinged and bizarre comments about reality and the meaning of life. One of these outbursts came during an interview at the Fashion Week in New York City in 2017.
“I don’t believe in personalities," he told a stunned interviewer. "I believe that peace lies beyond personality, beyond invention in disguise. Beyond the red ‘S’ that you wear on your chest that makes bullets bounce off. I believe that it’s deeper than that. I believe that we’re a field of energy dancing for itself.”
“We don’t matter, we don’t matter,” he exclaimed, “that’s the good news!”
Cruz leads his Democratic challenger in the U.S Senate race, which will be decided by the voters on Tuesday.