Sen. Ted Cruz lectured Jim Carrey regarding his tweet which supposedly aimed at being pro-abortion, but gained support from pro-lifers instead. The Hollywood actor slammed back at the Senator with another tweet in response.
In his tweet, Carrey describes Sen. Cruz as a “greasy John McCarthy wanna-be” for lecturing Carrey about civility and morality. He also called out Sen. Cruz on hypocrisy, citing the mass gun violence, the unnecessary Iran war, the loss of women’s rights, and drug companies all running rampant while the country restricts a woman’s choice.
This all started earlier in May when Carrey posted a supposedly pro-abortion tweet that backfired. The tweet depicted an image of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey being “aborted,” adding a caption saying how if you’re to have an abortion, it should be sometime before the fetus becomes the Governor of Alabama.
As a response, pro-lifers praised Carrey’s tweet as an accurate depiction of abortion and how it helped the pro-life movement. Pro-lifers even mentioned how the tweet “blessed” their movement. Sen. Cruz responded to the tweet strongly saying how it’s not okay, adding that it was angry, consumed by hate, and vicious.
Sen. Cruz went further tweeting we should return to civility instead of dehumanizing rage and insults. Lastly, he mentioned that he still respects Carrey’s humanity despite disagreeing with his politics.
Ending his tweet with a hashtag #LoveIsStrongerThanHate, Sen. Cruz wishes that Carrey would reciprocate. However, between the Senator and the star of movies like The Mask and Dumb & Dumber, this wasn’t the first time they were at odds.
When Sen. Cruz was re-elected last year, thus defeating Beto O'Rourke, who is now a Democratic presidential candidate, Carrey tweeted in opposition to Sen. Cruz. In this old tweet, Carrey urged Americans to agree to socialism, expressing his support for O’Rourke.