Mussolini's Granddaughter Is Feuding With Jim Carrey And Pretty Much Everyone On Twitter
Actor-turned-political cartoonist Jim Carrey has been on the receiving end of a Twitter attack from the granddaughter of infamous Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
His new cartoon -- depicting Mussolini and his mistress being hanged upside down in Milan after their execution in 1945 -- hit a nerve.
“If you’re wondering what Fascism leads to, just ask Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta,” Carrey Tweeted on Saturday.
While the post amassed more than 100,000 likes by Tuesday morning, Alessandra Mussolini -- a former Playboy model, member of the European Parliament and the hanged man's granddaughter -- took serious offence.
First, she labelled Carrey a "bastard":
And then she launched a full-scale Twitter attack, suggesting he draw inspiration from a number of dark points in U.S. history instead, such as slavery, the genocide of the native population and the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
While Carrey himself is yet to take the bait, many of his followers have come out in defence of the picture.
Many other Carrey supporters have posted images on Mussolini's thread of U.S. soldiers who fought the Fascist forces in Italy.
Carrey has grown quite a reputation for being a political activist and artist. So much so, he opened an exhibit in New York in 2018 called "IndigNation", to give the public access to his drawings outside of Twitter.
Many of those drawings take aim at U.S. President Donald Trump.
Mussolini, on the other hand, seems to be quite the fan of Trump, often retweeting the U.S. President and defending him against Carrey's targetted political cartoons.
It can only be assumed that this is the first of many online feuds.