Jim Carrey Banned From Russia

Jim Carrey has officially been banned from visiting Russia.
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Jim Carrey has officially been banned from Russia.

In February, Russia began a war with Ukraine claiming it needed to be ‘demilitarised and de-Nazified’.

Vladimir Putin’s reason for invading the country is widely considered to be a ‘complete fantasy’ used to justify an unjustifiable war.

The conflict is believed to have resulted in an estimated 200,000 deaths on both sides.

It has also believed to have caused Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II.

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As a result of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s continued support of Ukraine, Putin, 70, has now placed sanctions on the country.

The terms will affect around 100 Canadians, including Bruce Almighty actor Jim Carrey, 60.

The Mask star has been outspoken in his support for the people of Ukraine.

Following February’s invasion, he tweeted: “It breaks my heart to see innocent people (especially children) put in harm’s way by yet another of history’s grandiose political jerks.

“Beware the unloved.”

Now, 100 Canadian residents have been barred from entering Russia, with Dumb and Dumber star Carrey among them.

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Russia’s list of banned Canadians also includes The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood, 82.

Responding to the news, Atwood tweeted: “Dang! @JimCarrey and I had planned a little naughty weekend getaway in Moscow. Guess it will have to be Kyiv instead.”

Quoting Atwood’s tweet, Carrey replied: “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.”

Numerous journalists and politicians have also joined Carrey, Atwood and Trudeau on the list that The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation posted on its website.

Jim Carrey and Margaret Atwood tweets.
Jim Carrey seemed undeterred by his ban from Russia. Credit: @JimCarrey/Twitter

Alongside it, it is said: “In response to the ongoing practice of imposing sanctions by the regime of Prime Minister J Trudeau against the Russian leadership.

“Politicians and parliamentarians, representatives of the business community, experts and journalists, cultural figures, as well as anyone whom the Canadian Russophobic authorities consider objectionable, entry is closed on the basis of reciprocity for 100 Canadian citizens.”

On Tuesday, Russia unleashed an 85-missile barrage on the Ukrainian Power Grid, causing major power outages in the capital, Kyiv, and nearby regions.

One missile initially reported as Russian but later amended to ‘Russian-made’, crossed into Poland.

The strike killed two Poles in Przewodów, sparking conversations about the NATO alliance and an emergency meeting of Polish security leaders.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, 42, quickly responded to the incident, saying: “I have just spoken with the Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary. 

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“We are urgently looking into reports of a missile strike in Poland and will support our allies as they establish what has happened. 

“We are also coordinating with our international partners, including NATO.”

He added: “I have just spoken to Polish President @AndrzejDuda following reports of a missile strike in Poland.

“I reiterated the UK’s solidarity with Poland and expressed condolences for the victims.

“We will remain in close contact and continue to coordinate with our NATO allies.”

Jim Carrey Ukraine tweet.
Jim Carrey has officially been banned from visiting Russia. Credit: @JimCarrey/Twitter

US President Joe Biden, 79, said it was ‘unlikely’ that the missile had actually been fired into Poland from Moscow.

He said: “There is preliminary information that contests that.

“I don’t want to say that until we completely investigate it, but it is unlikely in the lines of the trajectory that it was fired from Russia, but we’ll see.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.