Jim Carrey Urges Liberals to ‘Break Bread’ With Trump Supporters: ‘A Vote Is Not Who You Are’
On Friday night, Jim Carrey appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher and called for people to “break bread” again.
After discussing how one of his most memorable films The Cable Guy was about how people are “babysat by the television,” Carrey pivoted to “dangerous” times happening now.
“There are generations growing up right now who are learning to lie, that lying is okay, that you’re supposed to hate half the country,” Carrey told Bill Maher. “If anything, if anything, we’ve got to get back to a place where we realize that a vote is not who you are, you know? And because you voted Republican, you’re not stupid, you’re not different, you’re not worthless, you know? I could break bread with anybody who voted for [President Donald] Trump. We could find some common ground to love each other.”
The unifying talk pretty much ended there.
“Just stop doing stupid sh*t!” Carrey exclaimed. “That’s all we expect! Just get it together!”
It’s probably worth noting that Jim Carrey was one of the guest speakers who said they were pulling out of the New Yorker Festival after it was announced that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was headlining at the event. Bannon was ultimately dropped by the festival amid uproar.
Bannon? And me? On the same program?
Could never happen.
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 3, 2018
After plugging his new Showtime series Kidding, Carrey then explained some of his political art, including a painting of Trump depicted as the Wicked Witch of the West with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as Flying Monkeys.
Watch the clip above, via HBO.
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