What do you think of Jim Carrey’s comments about violence in Kick-Ass 2? (Poll)

By | June 24, 2013 at 10:46 pm | 13 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: ,

Jim Carrey expressed his concern about the amount of violence in his next movie, Kick-Ass 2, a comedic superhero sequel that hits theaters Aug. 16. Distancing himself from the film, yesterday he tweeted, “I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” adding, “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.” That’s Carrey, pictured above, in the movie as Colonel Stars and Stripes.

This isn’t the first time that Carrey has taken a stand against gun violence. Back in May, he appeared as Charlton Heston, the former president of the National Rifle Association, in a Funny or Die video sketch. In the video he becomes the singer in a band called Lonesome Earl and the Clutterbusters, in which he expresses his frustration over the lack of stricter gun laws. “I find the gun problem frustrating and ‘Cold Dead Hand’ is my fun little way of expressing that frustration,” Carrey said about the music video.

Mark Millar, the creator of the comic book series in which Kick-Ass is based upon, responded to Carrey, “I’m baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn’t in the screenplay eighteen months ago … Kick-Ass avoids the usual bloodless body-count of most big summer pictures and focuses instead of the CONSEQUENCES of violence, whether it’s the ramifications for friends and family or, as we saw in the first movie, Kick-Ass spending six months in a hospital after his first street altercation.”

It’ll be interesting to see if Carrey has anything else to say in the time leading up to the August premiere, or if he’ll assist in promoting the movie or not.

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  • tomasiepants

    Of course he can distance himself with the film. His net worth is 150 million dollars. If this were him in 1989, he wouldn’t care. He’s just covering his bases to please all those liberals in Hollywood.

  • Angela Cogburn

    What would you all say if, I told you that Jim Carrey knew someone from one of the school shooting after Sandy Hook. That this person was actually sending messages to Jim as the events unfolded into “mine” and my children’s lives! And, the school shooting I am speaking of would be the Lone Star Shooting! I personally think Jim is a Hero for taking the stance that he is! If, you all knew that tid bit of information …would you all be as harsh to him?

    • TheECP

      That shouldn’t make a difference. There is no correlation between fantasy movie violence and real violence. Sandy Hook was a tragic event and things like that should be prevented, but what about any of the other mass shootings that have ever happened? What about people who die everyday from any type of violence? If he really didn’t support fantasy violence because of the violence that happens in the real world, he wouldn’t have signed on for the movie in the first place. But he did sign for the movie, because he’s an actor, and he knows that movies aren’t real. Any “change of heart” is complete PR nonsense used to separate himself from people he dislikes, and if he actually meant it he would give away his earnings from the movie.

      • Angela Cogburn Speer

        Listen … I am a person who has faced much adversity in life. The Lone Star shooting being one of them! I also know Jim is a man who too has had his fair share of adversity in his life. When you go through tragic events… it changes you! Why should Jim give the money to charity? He did the movie! Jim did the Job he
        was hired too for. Sandy hook and Lone Star happened after they filmed the movie! I want to phrase it like this… if, you were wearing his shoe’s and people you knew had an event like this happen to them ….would it not change you too? I am truely floored over the heartless grief you all are giving to Jim! And, how much he is being judged by people who do not know him!

        • Angela Cogburn Speer

          Any of you… I welcome your comments … I will get to them when I can. One of the children from the Lone Star Shooting is turning seven today! We are have a slumber party planned to celebrate LIFE!

          • Angela Cogburn Speer

            Here is some food for thought… instead of everyone coming down on Jim! We all know school violence and bullies is a big issue. With Kiss ass being a summer blood and guts flick… why doesn’t the producer. Run a anti school violence bully campaign. Remind the public of this matter that kiss ass is just a summer flick and nothing more…. if, any money should be donated maybe it should go to the anti bully campaign …. maybe that could be something Jim could support. Since, he does know a thing or two about being bullied and school violence.

  • tipsle

    Really? Those are the only options I have?

    • http://www.laughspin.com/ Dylan Gadino

      leave a comment here! that’s what this space is for!

  • Consideration

    It’s weird because Sandy Hook was six months ago, so why say nothing until now?

    • Alex Mac

      Depends on when he saw the final cut of the film.

  • Jorge Garrido

    haha, “IDGAC.”

    I go with option 2. He’s a scumbag for turning on his movie after he took the money.

  • Eric Olson

    If he is so against violence, why did he take the role?

    • guest

      i dont think you read the article.

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