Evangelist Franklin Graham has slammed actor Jim Carrey for his sickening depiction of Alabama governor Kay Ivey being killed by abortion. Carrey was protesting Gov. Ivey’s signing of a sweeping pro-life law that will make abortion all but illegal across the southern state.
“I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama,” Carrey wrote, alongside a graphic illustration of Ivey having her brain sucked out of her head by an abortionist.
Many have criticised Carrey for the disturbing image, while others believe it proves that Carrey openly admits that abortion is murder.
“Did you see Jim Carrey’s tweet with his drawing showing AL Gov. Kay Ivey being ‘aborted’ – sucked apart by an abortionist?” Franklin Graham wrote on Facebook. “Well it just shows that Jim Carrey and others do know beyond any doubt that abortion is the taking of another person’s life – murder.”
Jim Carrey’s tweet w/his drawing showing @GovernorKayIvey being aborted is just sick. But it shows that he knows beyond any doubt that abortion is the taking of another person’s life—murder. https://t.co/ZqkUDD77Bs— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) May 21, 2019
Graham also described the artwork as “sick” and criticized Twitter for not censoring such a horrific image. “Wonder why Twitter doesn’t have a problem with Jim Carrey’s threatening message of hate?” he questioned.
Senator Ted Cruz also reacted to the tweet, calling the left “vicious, angry & consumed by hate,” while conservative commentator Ben Shapiro noted that the illustration was a “pretty great depiction of an abortion: clinically accurate, and wiping out an individual human life.”
This is not OK. Today’s Left: vicious, angry & consumed by hate. Instead of insults & dehumanizing rage, we should return to civility. I disagree w/ Carrey’s politics, but believe we should respect his humanity nonetheless. I wish he could reciprocate. #LoveIsStrongerThanHate https://t.co/vKVGZzou1q— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 20, 2019
Many responding to Carrey on Twitter insisted that he had gone “insane” and that the grisly depiction was a step too far. “The most disgusting tweet ever sent,” one user wrote. “If you are in a movie—it isn’t going to be watched. Period.”
“Depravity on parade,” they added.
The founder and president of pro-life organization “Live Action,” Lila Rose, told Carrey that the illustration was “sick and wrong.”
“Celebrating the horrific, cruel acts that rip babies apart is evil,” she added. “Wishing a brutal death on someone and joking about it is monstrous.”
This is sick and wrong, @JimCarrey. Celebrating the horrific, cruel acts that rip babies apart is evil. Wishing a brutal death on someone and joking about it is monstrous.— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) May 19, 2019
As of Wednesday, the tweet is still live on Carrey’s feed.
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Will Maule is a British journalist who has spent the past several years working as a digital news editor. Since earning a degree in international relations and politics, Will has developed a particular interest in covering ethical issues, human rights and global religious persecution. Will's work has been featured in various outlets including The Spectator, Faithwire, CBN News, Spiked, The Federalist and Christian Headlines. Follow him on Twitter at @WillAMaule.