Jim Carrey recently appeared on the Bill Maher show and said Americans should accept socialism. Now that he’s a multi-millionaire, he thinks everyone else should be poor.
A journalist from Venezuela has responded to Carrey to give him a little education.
FOX News reports:
Jim Carrey called out by Venezuelan journalist over support of socialism
One week after Jim Carrey suggested we “say yes to socialism,” a Venezuelan journalist is speaking out against the actor’s suggestion.
“We have to say yes to socialism — to the word and everything,” Carrey, who’s among the richest in Hollywood, said last week on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” show. “We have to stop apologizing.”
In an article published in the Venezuelan outlet Runrunes, columnist Laureano Márquez argued that socialism is the root cause of the country’s current state of crisis.
“Dear Jim, I admire you a lot, but sometimes it seems that the inability of Hollywood stars to understand politics is directly proportional to their talent,” Marquez began his column.
“I read that…you said: ‘We have to say yes to socialism, to the word [‘socialism’] and to everything.’ Perhaps for you, as for all humanity, the word ‘socialism’ sounds beautiful,” he continued.
“[In] Venezuela, what we find is just that our regime is not – for God’s sake – the antithesis of selfishness,” he wrote Wednesday. “In Venezuela, dear Jim, from what I have just told you, there is no equitable distribution of wealth; wealth is concentrated, as rarely before in our history, in very few hands.”
It’s sad what Jim Carrey has become. He used to be funny but politics ruined him.