Jim Carrey appears to be losing his damn mind. The comedic actor, who starred in the film “Kick-Ass 2” that will hit theaters this summer, now says he won’t be promoting the movie.
The actor decided not to support the film, explaining he won’t support the violence following the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Jim Carrey tweeted, “I did Kickass [sic] a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. 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.”
The movie, which will head to theaters this summer, is the sequel to the 2010 flick “Kick-Ass” based off of a comic book by the same name.
Carrey was paid millions of dollars to star in this movie, which he knew was fairly violent from the first one. Also Sandy Hook happened six months ago and he is just now speaking out.
“Kick-Ass” creator Mark Millar wrote a long response to Carrey’s crazy statements, praising Jim’s performance in the film. He said it’s “one of Carrey’s best-ever performances.”
Miller adds, “As you may know, Jim 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. Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin… My books are very hardcore, but the movies are adapted for a more mainstream audience and if you loved the tone of the first picture you’re going to eat this up with a big, giant spoon. Like Jim, I’m horrified by real-life violence (even though I’m Scottish), but Kick-Ass 2 isn’t a documentary.”
“Kick-Ass 2” is set to be released on August 16.
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