CORONAVIRUS

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson Get Movie Makeover In Jim Carrey's Coronavirus Art

The actor-artist dumped the U.S. president and the British prime minister into "The Shining" in his latest pandemic-themed cartoon.

President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have been dumped into “The Shining” in Jim Carrey’s latest artwork.

The actor-artist depicted the leaders as the twins from the iconic horror movie in the illustration, which he shared Sunday on Twitter. He also called out their fumbled responses to the coronavirus pandemic, which has left the U.S. and the U.K. with the highest death tolls in the world.

More than 93,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States, while in the U.K. the pandemic has claimed more than 35,000 lives.

“Highest death tolls in the covid world. Half of those deaths…preventable,” Carrey wrote in his tweet, adding, “REDRUM! REDRUM!! REDRUM!!!” in reference to the chilling “MURDER!” plotline from the film.

Trump and Johnson have faced intense criticism and scrutiny over the ways in which their respective governments have handled the public health crisis.

Both leaders initially downplayed the risk of the virus. At the start of the outbreak, Johnson even boasted about shaking hands with everybody at a hospital where “there were a few coronavirus patients.”

The prime minister later tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized for a week, spending three nights in intensive care.

Carrey, a vocal critic of Trump and his administration, last week slammed Fox News’ coverage of the pandemic with this image:

The “Kidding” star’s insertion of Trump and Johnson into the Stanley Kubrick-directed 1980 film is not a new concept, however.

“Game of Thrones” actor Lena Headey, who played Cersei Lannister in HBO’s epic fantasy drama, shared this similarly themed meme last year:


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