Jim Carrey labels Covington Catholic students as 'baby snakes' in new artwork
Jim Carrey is weighing in on the Covington Catholic High School controversy with art, not words.
The actor, who regularly paints scenes directly inspired by national headlines, labeled his latest image with a very short statement: "Baby snakes."
The piece depicts four boys: One snarling, one sticking his tongue out, one recording on a cell phone, and one smirking. In the foreground is Native American activist Nathan Phillips, one of the two people at the center of the viral video that sparked outrage.
The most prominently-featured boy is wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat, but "great" has been replaced by "hate."
Also of note is the American flag phone case on the iPhone, a nod to the millions of Americans who all watched the drama unfold thanks to cell phone footage.
President Trump -- a frequent target of Carrey's artwork -- has firmly backed the Covington students, tweeting that they are symbols of the evil of "fake news."