Yes you read that right, Jim Carrey has officially been banned from visiting Russia, alongside 100 other Canadians.
In light of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s support of Ukraine in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has put sanctions in place against the country.
Complex reports that 100 residents of Canada have been affected by the sanctions, including Carrey. The actor is yet to respond publicly to the news.
The list of barred residents includes The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood as well as many journalists and politicians, who join Trudeau who had already been banned.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Russian Federation posted the list on their website, with the announcement, which read in Russian: “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.”