In a Twitter post on Tuesday, actor Jim Carrey announced to his more than 18 million followers that he is “quitting Twitter,” prompting users to mock the celebrity and question why he posted a video of a naked man singing in the middle of a storm.
His account still seems to be active.
Carrey seems to be the latest self-inflicted leftist in the meltdown over billionaire Elon Musk’s take on Twitter. “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg also announced that she was “done with Twitter” earlier this month. His account appears to be inactive. Singer Sara Bareilles told her fans the same that she was leaving the stage in October.
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Carrey’s video, which he described as a collaboration project with his “friend” Jimmy Hayward, “was based on my painting of a crazy old Lighthouse Keeper, standing naked in a storm, calling on angels and shining his light to guide us through the treacherous night. I love you all so much! ;^ j”
In the video, a red-haired man sings a sea shanty about “angels,” “light” and “darkness.” The short got more than 3 million views on Twitter alone.
“Angels fill this place with light. And all is good, and all is good. Well, the darkness fades before you,” the man sings. Thunder rumbles above the lighthouse as the man finishes his song: “Good angels hear me pray!”
Conservative spokesman Steven Crowder denounced Carrey as an attention seeker on Twitter: “Well, that was weird. But another beauty icon bites the dust in the Musk-Twitter era.”
Responding to the video, Stephen L. Miller, contributing editor of The Spectator, wrote, “Was Jim Carrey on Twitter?”
Economist Yossi Gestetner responded to Carrey’s post with a video meme showing the words “NOBODY CARES” as the 20th Century Fox soundtrack played in the background.
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While Carrey did not explain the reason for his sudden announcement on Twitter, he did share a comic apparently poking fun at Musk earlier this month. The actor portrayed “Capt Smirk,” seemingly a nod to the “Star Trek” character Captain Kirk, in an article full of veiled references to Musk:
“Capt Smirk fired 1/2 of his staff. He’s banning comics: the shadow bans unauthenticated users, boldly going where no uncovered ego has gone before. It says, ‘$8/mo is the price of a latte.’ Sure. It’s cheaper than a T-shirt that says ‘Ripe me. I’m a gullible ass!’ BTW Mars mission? FAKE NEWS”
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Carrey also made headlines in April, telling fans he was “serious” about quitting acting.