Jim Carrey Portrays Mark Zuckerberg As An Alien Who's 'Very Angry Indeed'
Jim Carrey painted Mark Zuckerberg as an angry alien in reference to the latter's congressional hearing on Tuesday about Facebook's alleged interference with the 2016 election.
Marvin The Martian
Carrey is back at it again with his controversial portraits, this time making the Facebook CEO as his subject. Zuckerberg is already in the spotlight as it is, trying to defend his company before the Congress. However, the actor did not spare the 33-year-old and made a mockery of his hearing in his recent portrait.
The Ace Ventura star sketched Zuckerberg as Looney Tunes's Marvin the Martian and called him "planet Zuckerberg." Carrey painted him with deep eye bags, piercing green eyes against a green background. The unblinking eyes are a nod to the cartoon character's hypnotic stare. The actor also donned Zuckerberg like a Roman warrior, much like how the alien character dresses.
Congress gets a visit from planet Zuckerberg. “I shall prevent any further election meddling by destroying the Earth with my Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator App! The sudden drop in Facebook’s stock has made me angry! VERY ANGRY INDEED!!!” pic.twitter.com/qwCpJoUqnS — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 11, 2018
On Tuesday, the Facebook CEO testified before the court and answered questions from members of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees about his site's alleged misuse of user data information. A report revealed that Facebook shared personal data from its 87 million users to the data firm Cambridge Analytica. The group worked for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Zuckerberg was hit with allegations that Facebook, along with the Russians, interfered with the results of the election. He has since apologized during his congressional hearing.
This is not the first time that Carrey targeted Zuckerberg and his social networking site. In February, he criticized Zuckerberg and expressed his belief that Facebook profited from Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Carrey also told his fans that he would be deleting his Facebook account and dumping his stock in the company. He encouraged other investors to do the same if they care about the future of the country.
Then in March, after it was confirmed that political research group Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from millions of Facebook users, Carrey made a sketch of Zuckerberg with the thumbs-down sign.
Who are you sharing your life with? #regulatefacebook pic.twitter.com/r7B7Ajkt0V — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 20, 2018
Zuckerberg is not the only subject of Carrey's portraits though. He is a fan of painting U.S. President Donald Trump and members of his committee. He once drew the president as the Wicked Witch of the West. He rarely name-drops the subject of his portraits, but many seem to be prominent political figures.