Jim Carrey took over President Donald Trump during an acceptance speech at the Britannia Awards in Los Angeles, accusing Trump of trafficking in shame and "kidnapping children."
Carrey was one of six honorees at the Beverly Hilton event on Friday night, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"I'm glad it did not arrive by mail," Carrey joked about his award, referring to the eruption of mail bombs sent to prominent Democratic figures in recent days. "Yes, I no longer have packages delivered to my home in the great fashion of the United States in recent years, I do not remember that it is so good in reality."
After expressing our gratitude to BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts)) for his award for Excellence in Comedy, Carrey credited the silent film era star Charlie Chaplin for being his inspiration before making references to Trump.
"We need to be clear: shame is not, and will never be a superpower, it's the mark of a villain, kidnapping children is not what big nations do," he said, referring to the zero tolerance policy of the Trump administration. to separate the migrants. of their children on the US border UU and Mexico. "Half of the United States at this time believes that there is a deep and sinister state in which it is diabolically traced, for … what, to give them medical attention?"
A report from the Government Accountability Office says that about 2,600 children were separated from their parents at the border.
"In the United States we are misinformed," said Carrey. "Reality shows have distorted our reality of what a hero or truth is, so tonight I would like to dedicate this award to those who remind us of our virtues, who remind us of the truth."
He then thanked Chaplin, Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, the author of Trump's file, Christopher Steele, Colin Kaepernick and actor Robert DeNiro.
He said that Chaplin took the right wing in his day, "against what we are fighting today."
The honored Cate Blanchett also addressed the current division climate.
"Black, white, blue, red, it's like, Oh, my God, when are you going to get on with the fact that we're all different, embrace that difference and just move on?" he said while accepting a trophy named after director Stanley Kubrick. "We have to recognize that we are all well, and we all need forgiveness … Turn around and give a hug to the person next to you."
Members in the event then proceeded to hug each other.
Carrey, 56, has been an outspoken critic of Trump in recent months. He has recently launched artistic attacks against the president, drawing politically charged cartoons mocking Trump and some members of his administration and publishing them on social media.
One of the drawings shows Trump as an evil witch and another shows the president bathing in what appears to be sewage, a metaphor for his policies.
The actor has received violent reactions from some who believe that the work of art is disrespectful and even dishonorable.
His criticism of Trump apparently caught the attention of Cesar Sayoc, the man suspected of sending bombs to prominent Democratic figures earlier this week.
It is said that Sayoc used several Twitter accounts to threaten actors and politicians, including Carrey, filmmaker Ron Howard, financier George Soros and Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat.