The comedian makes politics accessible.
Jim Carrey brought his usual boisterous self on the set of Real Time With Bill Maher. It took the guy less than 30 seconds to bring up an important social issue while humoring the crowd.
The actor proudly flaunted his footwear, resting his feet on the host's desk. "Check this out. I went out today and bought me some Nikes!" The crowd cheered and laugh when he poked fun at the shoe's symbolism: "I bought me some freedom-friendly Nikes!”
Although the whole bit was a show of humor, Carrey is serious about the state of American society. He worries about the generation of kids “growing up right now… who are learning to lie, that lying is OK, that it’s fake news, that you’re supposed to hate half the country.”
He preached a message of unity and tolerance towards others.
“If anything, if anything, we’ve got to get back to a place where we realize that a vote is not who you are, and because you voted Republican you’re not stupid, you’re not different, you’re not worthless. I can break bread with anybody who voted for Trump, we could find some common ground to love each other. Just stop doing stupid s**t.”