Jim Carrey Has Decided He Can’t Support Kick-Ass 2’s Gun Violence

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Jim Carrey in Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Movie Image

Jim Carrey’s character Colonel Stars and Stripes is really the best thing about the trailers that I’ve seen so far for director Jeff Wadlow’s “Kick-Ass 2″. It certainly wasn’t following the further adventures of “not-so-nerdy” Kick-Ass or ultra-violent Hit-Girl. If you’ve seen the trailers for “Kick-Ass 2″, you gotta admit, Carrey really pops in them, chewing scenery and gleefully bashing heads with a baseball bat.

Now, with “Kick-Ass 2″ months from opening, Carrey has gone public with a surprising stand that, depending on your perspective, is either very brave on his part, or extremely foolish. Or maybe it’s somewhere in-between.

What’s the big hubbub? It all started with this tweet by Carrey:

Carrey then followed up with this clarification:

This change of heart by Carrey regarding “Kick-Ass 2″ comes a couple of months after he made a parody video mocking gun rights advocates like the late Charlton Heston, below:

That video set off a fight between Carrey and some righties, many pointing out that Carrey is cashing in on glorifying gun violence in movies (“Kick-Ass 2″, specifically) while at the same time denouncing it in real-life. This latest move by the actor would seem to align his public and professional views on guns, right?

In any case, “Kick-Ass 2″ opens August 16th. It will be interesting to see how Carrey’s lack of support and public denouncement of the movie (if not the people who made it) effects the box office, if any. He is a pretty big part of the movie, after all, and is probably its biggest name. I’ve already seen major online newspaper outlets picking up this story, so it’s not going to be confined to the fanboysphere whatsoever.

(And oh yeah, Mark Millar offered up his opinion on Carrey’s change of heart here for those of you out there who MUST know what Mark Millar thinks of this.)

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    I respect his dsecision. I understand it wholeheartedly. Like he said, he’s not ashamed of the film or the people he worked with or the experience.

  • ErickKwon

    I guess you have to give him credit for sticking to his words, but kind of annoyed he’s taken this stance. For all intents and purposes, he’s giving in to the misguided hacks who insist violent movies and video games contribute to real world violence, plus affecting the potential box office of the movie due to his refusal to support it on the publicity circuit. You can bet Millar and Matthew Vaughn wouldn’t have hired him if they knew he would take the salary and then refuse to make the press rounds (seriously doubt his change of heart will lead to him donating his “KA 2″ fee to charity). Yet the part of me that knows him to be an Andy Kaufman fan wonders if this is will turn out to be some meta publicity stunt.