Sonic the Hedgehog actor Jim Carrey is backtracking on his multitude of political statements he’s made over the past couple of years while promoting the upcoming film.

Neal McDonough, Jim Carrey, and Lee Majdoub in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG from Paramount Pictures and Sega. Photo Credit: Doane Gregory.

In an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment at the end of January, Carrey indicated he will no longer be creating his political paintings and sharing them to his social media.

He stated, “To me, that was like a time, and it’s been a time, where I just wanted to be the lighthouse that was saying, ‘Hey, stay off the rocks, you’re headed for the rocks.”

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Carrey continued, “We’re still headed for the rocks, but I’ve decided, ‘You understand my message, I don’t need to be steeped in it anymore.’ I think after a while … you get stuck in that kind of stuff.”

Jim Carrey in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG from Paramount Pictures and Sega. Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Sega of America.

Carrey routinely posted his painting to social media taking aim at Republican leaders including Donald Trump, Jim Jordan, Roger Stone, Kevin McCarthy, and others.

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The last painting Carrey shared to social media was in late December.

Carrey claims his paintings are an attempt to encourage Americans to “exercise your vote” and “be a citizen.”

He explained his paintings are not about “hating anyone.”

“What I want to tell people is, ‘It’s never been a matter of hating anyone.’ I can sit down with anybody in this country and break bread. I love people. To me, I think we got tricked by politicians and by weird corporate concerns to believe that disagreement is hatred. And I will never go for that.”

Neal McDonough and Jim Carrey in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG from Paramount Pictures and Sega. Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Sega of America.

What do you think of Carrey’s new comments regarding his paintings? Do you believe him? Or do you think he’s doing it just to promote Sonic the Hedgehog?

Sonic the Hedgehog races to theaters on February 14th. Sonic stars James Marsden, Ben Scwartz, Tika Sumpter, and Jim Carrey. It is directed by Jeff Fowler with a script written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller.

 

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