At this level, it’s broadly understood that the electoral defeat of former President Donald Trump despatched a psychic shockwave via the minds of Trump’s most fervent supporters, resulting in the delusions of QAnon getting into mainstream conservative thought.
Unfounded accusations of voter fraud and “grooming” dominate right-wing discourse, whereas President Joe Biden is topic to a number of unhinged conspiracy theories, every wilder than the final, accusing him of being a hologram, being lifeless, or, on this explicit case, having been changed by The Mask actor Jim Carrey.
The weird accusation got here from an unnamed Trump supporter throughout an interview with Jason Selvig, a member of the comedy duo The Good Liars. In the video, the girl casually tells Selvig that she believes Biden is lengthy lifeless, and is at present being performed by a troupe of actors, all sporting lifelike Joe Biden masks, much like these seen within the Mission Impossible films.
The lady goes on to say that Jim Carrey is a type of actors, an assumption based mostly on the time Biden fell whereas strolling up some stairs, an accident which the girl appears to consider was a comedic pratfall. She acknowledged:
“I mean there are several different people playing Joe Biden at this point. And when he fell up the stairs going on the airplane, I myself think that that was Jim Carrey. I heard that he was one of them.”
Selvig can’t appear to consider his ears, and asks the girl to repeat the declare. She does, and confidently states that she believes Carrey was “being silly by falling up the stairs three different times.” She added that “James Woods can be one of many doppelganger mask-wearing individuals.”
Carrey himself responded to the declare on Twitter, merely writing: “oh dear,” in his retweet of the unique video (James Woods has but to reply).
In response, Twitter customers specific dismay, bewilderment, and amusement that their fellow voters appeared up to now faraway from actuality.
Ironically, Jim Carrey truly did play President Biden for a number of comedic sketches on SNL, earlier than transferring on; in late 2020, SNL solid member Alex Moffat took over the position of Biden. It’s unclear if Carrey’s SNL sketches sparked the wild conspiracy concept, as QAnon believers have gained a status for mistaking fiction for actuality.
Earlier this month, Carrey claimed that he was achieved with appearing, telling Access Hollywood, “I am retiring. I am being fairly serious.”