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In this Thursday, July 4, 2013 file photo, Jim Carrey leaves a taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York.

SALT LAKE CITY — A writer from Orem has taken a stand against Jim Carrey and the way he criticizes President Donald Trump.

Daryl Austin, who previously apologized after writing an article critical of Chip and Joanna Gaines from “Fixer Upper,” said Carrey’s method of criticizing Trump isn’t helpful in a new piece for The American Spectator, a foundation that features articles from conservative writers.

  • “Every day I see journalists and celebrities alike taking President Trump to task for his harmful rhetoric, but I’ve scoured the internet and can’t find a single celebrity or journalist who has called Jim Carrey out for his,” he wrote.
  • Austin said Carrey’s decision to constantly paint graphic pictures of Trump and events in the news isn’t helpful to the national conversation. He specifically called out when Carrey released a painting related to the Covington Catholic school controversy.
  • “Jim Carrey may loathe Donald Trump, but he’s no better a person. By employing the same tools Trump uses, he’s forfeited the high ground and has resolved nothing,” he wrote.
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Read more: See the entire post at The American Spectator.

Austin explained his decision to write the article in an email to the Deseret News:

  • “I wrote it because I thought Mr. Carrey crossed a line when he went after the Covington Catholic kids,” he wrote. “Beyond that, it also bothers me that his disturbing artwork is celebrated by the same people that would be banning and boycotting anyone who attempted to demean President Obama in a similar way. Double standards are a major concern of mine and I wanted to address one such glaring example.”