Jim Carrey “cannot support that level of violence” in Kick-Ass 2

Jim Carrey has publicly distanced himself from his upcoming movie Kick-Ass 2, Tweeting his inability to “support that level of violence” following the shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school.


“I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence… my apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

His change of heart comes mere months before the picture’s release.

The irony is that Carrey was only cast as a result of his adoration for the original flick.

Comic book creator Mark Millar responded to Carrey’s Tweets on his blog.

“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. Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin.”

Earlier this year, Carrey acted in the anti-gun sketch ‘Cold Dead Hand’ on Funny or Die.

The character he plays in Kick-Ass 2, Colonel Stars and Stripes, is a Born-Again Christian who refuses to fire a gun; a character trait, Millar says, “attracted him to the role in the first place.”

The picture’s other stars, Chloe Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are yet to renounce the movie ahead of its August 22 release.

Jeff Wadlow directed the sequel to the 2010 cult favourite.

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