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Jim Carrey Denounces Violence Of Kick-Ass 2

Submitted by on June 25, 2013 – 9:40 amNo Comment
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Jim Carrey is already known to be a staunch proponent of gun control, but now he is criticizing even his own work for the cause. On Sunday, Carrey tweeted to his over 10 million followers on Twitter that he “cannot support [the] level of violence” in his upcoming movie, Kick-Ass 2. Carrey specifically cites the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, which took place after he filmed the movie, as causing a “change in [his] heart.”

Carrey portrays Col. Stars And Stripes in the sequel about ordinary people becoming masked vigilantes. The trailer shows his character engaged in several intense acts of violence, including allowing an attack dog to bite a villain’s genitals. (However, Carrey’s character does not appear to carry a gun in the movie version.)

Mark Millar, creator of the Kick-Ass comic book series, responded to Carrey’s tweets, saying he respects both Carrey’s “politics and his opinions,” but is confused by the suddenness of the change of heart when Carrey understood the project from the beginning. Millar also points out that the films are by nature violent, saying “a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin.”

The cover of the second issue of the Kick-Ass comic book series promises “Sickening Violence: Just The Way You Like It!”

In March, Carrey released a FunnyOrDie video where he performed a country western song called “Cold Dead Hand,” calling gun control opponents “heartless motherfu**ers.”

[via Huffington Post]

 

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