A Fox News obsession with actor Jim Carrey's portrait of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders may have propelled the painting into viral stardom.
Over the weekend, Carrey shared an image on Twitter that appeared to be of Sanders.
"This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!" Carrey wrote without mentioning Sanders' name.
This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous! https://t.co/MeYLTy1pqb— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey) 1521322547.0
Fox News reacted with outrage on Monday in at least four segments on the Fox & Friends morning program.
During one segment, host Ainsley Earhardt asked Candace Owens of the Turning Point USA political action committee to respond to Carrey.
"This is the typical double standard we see on the left," Owens opined.
"You're right!" Earhardt agreed. "There is a double standard there. And don't Democrats, don't they preach and march and protest and have women's marches and they say, 'tolerance, tolerance, tolerance.' Where's the tolerance here?"
"There absolutely is no tolerance," Owens insisted. "They are completely hypocritical in every single regard. We see this time and time again. But fortunately, conservatives just don't view themselves as victims."
Fox News may have been trying to stifle Carrey's message, but the focus on the painting had the opposite effect. By Monday afternoon, Carrey was trending on Twitter. The painting had over 70,000 likes and over 16,000 retweets at the time of publication.
Watch the video below from Fox News.