Funnyman Jim Carrey isn’t laughing about his new movie Kick-Ass 2, he’s condemning it. It seems as though the actor has had a change of heart about his role in the film and recently came out saying he cannot stand behind the violence in the movie.
“I did Kickass [sic] a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he tweeted on Sunday. “My apologies… to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”
Carrey was scheduled to go out and promote the upcoming film on all the late night and talk show circuits, but has dropped out since taking his stance on the film’s violence.
Mark Miller, the creator of comic book series the film is based off, reacted to Carrey’s sudden declaration in a detailed blog post about the controversy.
He wrote, “As you may know, Jim [Carrey] is a passionate advocate of gun-control and I respect both his politics and his opinion, but I’m baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn’t in the screenplay eighteen months ago. Ironically, Jim’s character in ‘Kick-Ass 2’ is a Born-Again Christian and the big deal we made of the fact that he refuses to fire a gun is something he told us attracted him to the role in the first place,” Miller pointed out.
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