On Tuesday afternoon, actor and comedian Jim Carrey took to Twitter, where he has 17.5 million followers, and announced that he's selling his Facebook stock and deleting his Facebook page because of ... Russia.
I'm dumping my @facebook stock and deleting my page because @facebook profited from Russian interference in our elections and they're still not doing enough to stop it. I encourage all other investors who care about our future to do the same. #unfriendfacebook pic.twitter.com/KHWgZzhhmp— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 6, 2018
The Twittersphere has a lot of thoughts and feelings about this, starting with:
You may also stop twitter then :-(— William Kramps (@Gazymodo) February 6, 2018
Are you dumping any other stocks that have benefited from American inference in elections??— Daniel 🌏 (@Dcastle03) February 6, 2018
Google might also be earning from Russia, Isis, extremists and many other crazy people. Let's close the internet!! Drastic 😑— Ingrid Castellar (@ingrid_bea) February 6, 2018
Others are, naturally, using Jim Carrey gifs to respond to Jim Carrey:
I deleted Facebook 3 1/2 years ago. You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/dYHDNfKahZ— Peter Sark (@petertheleader) February 6, 2018
And others still are just attacking him:
You're not an American..#STFU— Robb (@2017Guitarman) February 6, 2018
(Actually, Carrey, who was born in Newmarket, Ontario, has held U.S. citizenship since 2004, while continuing to maintain his Canadian citizenship.)
As for the illustration of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Carrey's tweet, that's a byproduct of his new status as an exhibiting visual artist (see "Jim Carrey Spent the Last Six Years Painting. Now, See What the Actor-Turned-Artist Has Created," via Artnet last September).