Coronavirus Outbreak: Jim Carrey's new artwork portrays Donald Trump, Boris Johnson as ghost twins from The Shining

Jim Carrey's portrayal of the two world leaders was a commentary on their poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic

FP Staff May 19, 2020 10:47:17 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Jim Carrey's new artwork portrays Donald Trump, Boris Johnson as ghost twins from The Shining

In his latest painting, Hollywood star Jim Carrey has projected US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the infamous ghost twins from horror classic The Shining, over their poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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According to Carrey, the novel virus has claimed almost 90,00,00 lives in the US, while over 40,000 have died in the UK.

"90,0000 in the US, over 40,000 in the UK. Highest death tolls in the COVID world. Half of those deaths preventable. REDRUM! REDRUM!! REDRUM!!" the actor captioned his artwork featuring Trump and Johnson as the ghost twins wearing powder blue dresses with pink waist band.

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The painting also reflects upon the horror caused by the poor response of the two leaders during the pandemic, using the famous dialogue "Come play with us", from the Stanley Kubrick-directed film.

In the film adaptation of the Stephen King novel, the spirit of a man who killed his wife and children takes over an aspiring writer vacationing with his family in the Colorado Rockies. While his young son is in a trance, the boy calls out redrum, which his mother soon discovers is the mirror image of murder.

This isn't the first time Carrey has criticised Trump's handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

In an earlier painting he had the Grim Reaper or Death showing the middle finger to the US president.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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