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Actor Jim Carrey is known for his cartoons which tackle political debates and divisive topics.

This time, a painting by the actor about abortion has enraged Texas senator Ted Cruz.

The dispute began when Carrey posted a painting of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, depicting her as the subject of an abortion.

In response to the cartoon, Cruz retweeted the drawing with a comment.

The next day, Carrey posted another piece of work. This time it was a portrait of Cruz with writing over it.

The painting is of Cruz and includes a message, which reads:

Some greasy Joe McCarthy wanna-be, who is shameless and will remain nameless, was lecturing me in the press about morality and civility after spending years in the Senate defending the rights of mass murderers to own AR-15s with which they massacre innocent children in their classrooms.

I thought I must be dreaming, but I haven't woken up yet. I guess this hypocrisy is the new American Dream.

At the bottom, he adds:

Gee...I hope the loss of women's rights, our enslavement by the drug companies and the unnecessary war in Iran won't disturb anyone's slumber.

Cruz has long been a supporter of the National Rifle Association and has blocked attempts to ban on assault weapons. He isn’t the only person Carrey has offended with his art. Earlier this year, rather bizarrely, Carrey found himself in a Twitter spat with the granddaughter of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

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