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

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.)