Over the past weekend, thousands of people were dragged into a Twitter argument between two people whose names were seemingly picked out of a hat. Jim Carrey, as in Ace Ventura, was in a fight with Alessandra Mussolini, as in the granddaughter of 20th century Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
These days, Carrey's Twitter account is almost exclusively made up of his psychedelic political cartoons, most of which are aimed at President Donald Trump -- which is another sentence that's quite bonkers. The drawing for Saturday, March 30 was Carrey's rendering of the actual images of Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara dead and hung upside-down in the Piazzale Loreto. It was his reminder of a fascist's ultimate fate. Alessandra Mussolini saw it and was pissed.
So Mussolini spent the next several minutes tweeting pictures of Native Americans and nuclear bomb detonations at Carrey to remind him of atrocities America has committed. And then also a picture of Rosa Parks, for some reason. Carrey has not yet responded, though we can only hope his silence means he's working on a scathing watercolor rebuke.
So to sum it up, a guy who used to professionally make his ass talk did a sketch that reminded somebody about the time her famously mass-murdering fascist grandpa was hanged in a town square by his own citizens. The internet allowed for an absurd pairing like that to strike up an argument across oceans and continents, and it's, well, a thing that occurred.
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