Jim Carrey Has Been Banned From Russia

Jim Carrey Has Been Banned From Russia

Jim Carrey has been officially banned from Russia. The 60-year-old actor joined 99 others on a blacklist of unwelcome visitors to the Kremlin after Carrey’s home country of Canada announced new sanctions against Vladimir Putin. Well, we’re sure he’ll be devastated by that.

  1. Who knew Jim Carrey was even Canadian? We certainly didn’t. However, he is indeed a dual citizen Canadian-American. He was born in Newmarket, Ontario and grew up in the suburbs of Toronto. However, as his career took off, he later moved to the United States and became a citizen. That’s one of the reasons he, along with several other high profile figures with Canadian lineage, have been barred from Russia.
  2. What did Canada do? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this week that the country would give $500 million in military assistance to Ukraine. It’s also imposing sanctions against 23 members of the Russian security and justice industries. That didn’t go over too well with Russia. “Canada continues to support Ukraine as it defends its territory, sovereignty, and independence from Russia,” he said. “This additional military assistance will support Ukrainians as they bravely continue to fight against Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion, while these new sanctions will put added pressure on those who support these acts of war.
  3. Russia’s Foreign Ministry made its own announcement on Monday, November 14. Carrey is barred along with nearly 100 other figures, many of which are business leaders, officials, and those in the “media and financial structures that are directly involved in the formation of an aggressive anti-Russian course.” Author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret Atwood, historian Amy Knight, “Vikings” actor Katheryn Winnick, and journalist David Akin are also on the list.
  4. Jim Carrey actually responded to his Russia ban on Twitter. After Atwood tagged him in a tweet about the news, the “Ace Ventura” star responded: “Yes @MargaretAtwood, I’m afraid the worst has happened. We’re banned from Russia…but the problems of 100 Canadians don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world! We’ll always have Paris. Here’s looking at you kid.”
Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more.