Jim Carrey’s Latest Artwork Takes Aim At The Gun Industry
Jim Carrey‘s Twitter feed these days is filled with his politically minded artwork, and his latest piece might just be his most pointed yet. Entitled “New Pledge for a Generation Betrayed,” it offers a new satirical Pledge of Allegiance in the wake of the Sante Fe High School shooting, and all the other mass shootings that have come before in this country:
“I pledge allegiance to the flag
Of the United States of America
And to the gun makers for whom it stands,
One nation, under greed-
With butchery and injustice
For the most innocent of all.”
New Pledge for a Generation Betrayed. pic.twitter.com/yNM27Eq1dg
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 21, 2018
Just a few days earlier, Carrey had posted a painting inspired by Kent State student Kaitlin Bennett, who gained attention for posing with an AR-10 rifle in her graduation photos. Carrey opted to tie her to Santa Fe and the ills of gun culture at large.
And the devil said, “Thanks a bunch Goldilocks. Enjoy the show in Santa Fe tomorrow. Someday, real soon, I’ll have you for dinner.” pic.twitter.com/h1G6smzK5t
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 19, 2018
Carrey’s earlier pieces were vulgar caricatures of Donald Trump and various members of his administration and other acquaintances. Those could have easily been interpreted as little more than the venting of a frustrated individual, but now it seems clear that he is calling for action to be taken against society’s most insidious forces.
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