'You Are a Bastard': Jim Carrey's Picture of Mussolini's Demise Sparks Twitter Tirade From Dictator's Granddaughter - NBC10 Boston

'You Are a Bastard': Jim Carrey's Picture of Mussolini's Demise Sparks Twitter Tirade From Dictator's Granddaughter

Carrey posted his drawing of the Italian dictator and his mistress Clara Petacci being hanged upside down in a Milanese square after they were executed

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    'You Are a Bastard': Jim Carrey's Picture of Mussolini's Demise Sparks Twitter Tirade From Dictator's Granddaughter
    Jim Carrey is taking fire from the granddaughter of Benito Mussolini

    Jim Carrey: comedian, actor, artist, and — in the eyes of Benito Mussolini’s granddaughter — "bastard."

    The rubber-faced comic famous for low-brow fare like “Dumb and Dumber” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” as well as critically-acclaimed movies like “Man on the Moon,” found himself on the receiving end of a Twitter tirade from Alessandra Mussolini, NBC News reported

    Why?

    Carrey posted his drawing of the Italian dictator and his mistress Clara Petacci being hanged upside down in a Milanese square after they were executed in 1945.

    “If you’re wondering what fascism leads to, just ask Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta,” Carrey wrote in a tweet posted Saturday.

    Mussolini, a member of the European parliament and former Playboy cover model, fired back on Sunday.

    “You are a bastard,” she tweeted.

    Mussolini, 56, is a far right politician who has long defended her grandfather, a brutal dictator known as “Il Duce” (the leader), who turned Italy into a police state and disastrously allied his country with Nazi Germany during World War II.