Comedic Hollywood actor Jim Carrey fancies himself quite the artist. But while paint in his medium, subtlety is not his specialty.
And the new attack piece against Sen. Ted Cruz that he splashed onto a canvas got slapped down before the acrylic could even dry.
Carrey has attacked the Trump administration multiple times with his paintings, which are often created quickly to address current events.
But on Monday the actor went after Cruz, who has been competing against media darling Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Tx.) in a highly watched Texas race. Carrey released the painting right before the midterm election in an effort to give the Democrat an extra boost.
“Go Beto! Go Democrats! Vote like there’s no tomorrow. Let’s make this Tuesday like the end of every great vampire movie. Pull back the curtains and let the sunshine turn all those bloodsuckers to dust,” Carrey captioned the work, which shows a depiction of O’Rourke letting rays of sunlight hit a pallid depiction of Cruz, who is starting to burst into flames.
But then Cruz saw the painting and outsmarted Carrey in one beautiful tweet.
“Hollywood liberals all in for Beto. But (self-described socialist) Jim Carrey made a mistake here: Vampires are dead, and everyone knows the dead vote Democrat....” the Texas senator replied.
A conglomeration of polling data collected by RealClearPolitics late last week showed Cruz with a healthy lead over O’Rourke, placing him, on average, 6 points ahead. O’Rourke shattered Democrat dreams on Monday when he pledged to not run for president in 2020, the Washington Examiner reported.
Some headlines from even left-leaning mainstream media sites were not friendly to the Irish-American who uses every opportunity to draw a connection between himself and the Hispanic community.
“Did Beto Blow it?” Politico headlined a story.
“Can Beto O'Rourke Win? Texas Democrats Hold Their Breath,” wrote Time.
Also making Beto look bad in the final days before the election is an undercover video from Project Veritas, which shows his campaign staffers appearing to discuss how to use campaign funds to aid caravan migrants — and how to get away with it. Beto acknowledged the activity but tried to blow it off.