“I can’t just watch this nightmare unfold,” the actor-comedian-artist explained at the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills on Monday. Carrey, who was promoting his new Showtime comedy “Kidding,” also described his cartoons as a “reflex to what I’m seeing.”
“It’s just a civilized way of dealing with it, to get on board with as many other voices as possible that are shouting from the rooftops,” he added, per USA Today.
HuffPost has documented Carrey’s politically charged output in recent months (see here, here, here, here and here for just some examples). Some of his pieces have caused anger in conservative circles, such as this image of a Russian flag planted in Trump’s behind.
But Carrey said he was simply “expressing the crass everyone else wants to express and can’t necessarily do so.”
It was “a new way of making a public record,” he added. “You can tweet all you want, but there’s something about a picture that takes it to a whole other level.”
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.