Jim Carrey Set To Play Joe Biden in New ‘SNL’ Season

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It was revealed yesterday that Jim Carrey is set to portray Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, in the latest season of Saturday Night Live

Carrey, who is a loud and proud Democrat, is celebrated for his incredible range on-screen so, of course, his portrayal of the presidential candidate is highly anticipated.

And already, Twitter has descended into a total minefield.

While many are looking forward to seeing Carrey’s take on Biden, others are finding the decision to be a little controversial.

On several different occasions, he has publicly slammed and criticized the Trump administration.

In 2018, the actor labeled Trump as a “melanoma,” before adding that his administration is “raping our system.”

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) 1542577543.0

Since 2016, Carrey has created over a hundred cartoons that protest and mock the Trump Administration, a pastime that some think borders on the obsessive.

He has shared pictures of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in space, Trump crucifying Jesus, and former Environmental Protection Agency Chief, Scott Pruitt vomiting oil.

Carrey had sketched a grotesquely overweight American struggling to breathe as a result of the virus, all while sporting a red cap that bore the ironic slogan: “Make America Die For Him.”

All while communicating his thoughts on the country’s politics, of course. “It makes me feel better if I can alchemize all of this,” he told The New Yorker on his art. “Turn it into something creative and make people on the Twitter feel good.”

Yesterday, it was confirmed that Carrey is set to portray Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, in the up-and-coming season of Saturday Night Live. 

Prior to The Mask actor stepping into the role, Biden was portrayed by 3 different people throughout SNL’s 45th season.

Woody Harrelson played Biden three times, and Jason Sudeikis, who played Biden on SNL during Barack Obama’s presidency, returned to play him earlier this year. John Mulaney also played Biden this February.

SNL took to Twitter to share the news.

“Jim Carrey is our new Joe Biden!” they wrote next to a GIF of Carrey surrounded by his most iconic big-screen characters.

Andrew Dismukes, Lauren Holt, and Punkie Johnson.

via : NBC

Who will be returning to the long-running satirical show to rebirth his comical take on President Trump.

SNL boss, Lorne Michaels, explained of the new season:

“You’ll see the same people. I mean, Maya Rudolph is coming back, and Alec [Baldwin] will be back. And Jim Carrey is going to do Biden,” to Vulture.

And then “it came down to discussions of what his take was… He will give the part energy and strength, and hopefully, it’s funny.”

Despite Carrey’s popularity, opinions have been seriously divided since his latest role was announced.

Some people have been expressing their distaste for the decision, stating that SNL cares only for “ratings” and not “comedy.”

Carrey’s questionable anti-vaxx history has been thrown into the equation, with some slamming SNL for allowing someone with such a stance to take part in the show.

The latest season of SNL is set to air on October 3rd. For more on the beloved show, keep scrolling…