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Jim Carrey Bashes His Own Film 'Kick-Ass 2' For Violence

Jim Carrey Bashes His Own Film 'Kick-Ass 2' For Violence

Jim Carrey has spoken out on his upcoming film Kick-Ass 2, condemning it for its use of violence following the tragic events at Sandy Hook last year.

“I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” the 51-year-old actor tweeted. “I meant to say 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.”

Comic book author Mark Millar, who also executive produced the film, wrote a blog post following the tweets to express his opinion on the matter.

“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,” Mark wrote. “Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin. A sequel to the picture that gave us HIT-GIRL was always going to have some blood on the floor and this should have been no shock to a guy who enjoyed the first movie so much.”

“Ultimately, this is his decision, but I’ve never quite bought the notion that violence in fiction leads to violence in real-life any more than Harry Potter casting a spell creates more Boy Wizards in real-life. Our job as storytellers is to entertain and our toolbox can’t be sabotaged by curtailing the use of guns in an action-movie,” he added. Head on over to his blog to read the full post.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Jim Carrey’s public condemning of Kick-Ass 2?

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    So did he give the money back?

  • http://computer Gun

    Give the money back or donate it to Sandy Hook Elementary School, then we will know if he stands for what he espouses.
    This would be funny if they had change the script halfway through making the movie.

  • http://Sad513 Victor

    I guess he won’t be making anymore movies. I respect his honesty even though I didn’t hear him speak out when Columbine.

  • Joe

    Guns and gun violence are real; spell-casting and wizards are not.

  • Dann

    Producers should think twice to cast him for another action comedy movie

  • Heather O’Malley

    I will NEVER watch another movie that has this has-been Canadian moron in it.

  • Viktor

    “I’ve never quite bought the notion that violence in fiction leads to violence in real-life any more than Harry Potter casting a spell creates more Boy Wizards in real-life.”

    Great analogy, except, if magic really did exist in the real world outside the movie theater, the way firearms do, you WOULD see a TON of Boy Wizards.

    One is real in both world, fantasy and real life, and the other is purely fantasy, much to the chagrin of millions of children (and adults).

  • whatev

    Carrey put your paycheck where your mouth is then! What I don’t understand you knew the subject matter going in and you seen the first one. If you are so anti-gun violence prior to and after Sandy, why did you even agree to such a role!!??

    Well, Carrey you just caused the viewership to go up once the movie do come out because everyone is going to want to see if it violence is as bad as you claim. Go Kick Ass!

  • Jeyn

    Everyone has a right to feel bad about the work they created but I don’t see the point here. Violence is a part of fiction which is a part of human experience. You cannot remove that part of a human being from a work of art. Art is not all about happiness,sunshine, flowers, love….It is also about the dark side of humanity and how dark it can be. There are always morons who decide to shoot someone because they see the same action in a movie but they may as well see a commercial against having guns and then go and buy a gun just because it occured to them at that point. know this is not art to most of us but the point still stands in my opinion.

  • http://brucekeller Bruce


  • bb

    Jim, if you’re serious about your advocacy, do not accept any amount of money whatsoever from what the film earns. This was as close you could get to your career being relevant again. Too bad you had to add politics and what not. If he was a true advocate of gun-control, he would’ve noticed the amount of violence in the drafts of the script and not just sensationalize his “beliefs” after a tragedy. Good job on capitalizing on Sandy Hook just for some attention.

  • miinie

    there’s something odd about him lately. First the Emma Stone love video and now this

  • Jordy

    I don’t think it’s fair to old him to his work in the past or what his response was after columbine. People change and perhaps the slaying of 6 year olds was harder to take than teenagers for whatever his reason is. Good for him for speaking out and staying true to himself. I still think he deserves his money. After all he spent months away working and that money is rightfully his but maybe donating residuals from the film would be nice.

  • TVgal

    Why do people want him to give his pay back when he states that he filmed this movie BEFORE Sandy Hook? A tragic event caused him to rethink things. Now let’s wait and see how his governs his career from now on, then judge.

  • TommyBahama

    Image how bad Jim is going to feel when millions of kids will die in the day 1290 Rolling Stone magazine prophecies. Talk about being bumbed out, and then being born again… With a whole new attitude about things.

  • Shamu

    These actors think that people acually care what they think. The fame goes in their heads and they become self righteous.

  • joey

    Jim Carey is a tool.seriously your going to bad mouth the movie before it even comes out.that affects all the other actors and people who worked so hard to make this film,especially chloe moretz because the movie is based on her character hit girl and her star is on the rise.
    i for one will never watch anything this guy is in again,but i will watch kickass 2 dispite what he has to say.

  • aussiefan

    When will you morons learn that movies ..DO NOT make a person violent..mental illness, abuse, alcohol abuse, illicit drugs, extreme poverty of environment and lack of education DO

  • Neil

    The thing I have noticed with almost every single comedian is that they are at their comedic peak when in their 20′s and early 30′s and after that most of them become boring or some like Steve Martin find something else. Jim Carrey is boring.

  • No More

    I respect him for his comment, he said that before Sandy Hook he didn’t have a problem. This movie was done before Sandy Hook. Personally I don’t find humor in violence, it desensitizes a sick mind. There are more unlocked sick minds out there then any of us know. Lets hope no one here becomes a victim like those poor children who were simply going to school to learn.

  • juicy lucy

    I respect Jim for his honesty but if he felt the movie was too violent, why sign on the make it? Does he need the movie that badly? This reminds me of CM’s Mandy Pitanken leaving the show because he felt it was too violent. I still wonder if he gives away his residual checks or does he cash them?

  • aussiefan

    @No More: what about the adults who are of sound mind who choose to watch so called “violent” movies ??
    It is not the violence in the movie that is the catalyst for violence .. How do you not understand that ?
    Society could ban all movies ( except wholesome family viewing ) and yet surprise surprise there would STILL be violent crimes.
    *shakes head*

  • No More

    I do understand that but there is so much violence around us on a constant level why add that “final straw” to the pile. Do you watch the news? Society already has a high baseline of violence, why do you think that is? Its not hard to figure out, there are a lot of angry people on this planet and a lot of them are right here in the US. We live in one of the greatest countries in the world with more privliges than any other country yet still so much anger and so much violence. If you want to shake your head, shake it at that.

  • No More

    @juicy lucy: its my understanding that he made this movie before Sandy Hook. For many that was the final straw of violence. When society lashes out at the most innocent victims it tends to affect a lot more of us.
    I know quite a few of my friends with kids were deeply affected.
    The sad thing that very few paid attention to was that the shooter was mentally and physically abused at that school by his classmates. That’s the real issue, not gun control. What kind of parents raised those children that beat on that kid when he was little? Where are they now? Funny no one holds them accountable for setting this man on a path of violence.

  • D.Scott

    I respect his point of view

  • Jonathan Reiter

    I still find Jim Carrey funny, but after this latest glob of doodoopoopicaca that came out of his pie hole, I find him even funnier because he’s still going to be getting a great big morbidly obese royalty checque for his work in Kick Ass 2…

  • TommyBahama

    Sandy Hook was just a drop of blood in the ocean.

  • Joe


  • http://emmajeanclarke emma

    Exactly,Jim Carrey donate your earnings to gun control, victims of gun violence or something of that standard then we will know you really stand for something!!

  • Truth Alert

    No problem, I wouldn’t waste my money on a $hitty carrey film anyway. Dou.che.bag freak who doesn’t have a clue about guns anyway.

  • jim brother

    jim again put your money where your mouth is, use every dime you got to buy as many guns as you can, and melt them down, until then, your just another washed up has been actor off his meds YET AGAIN, trying to get attention.

  • Did the Riddler need guns?

    Adam Peter Lanza, Jared Lee Loughner and James Eagan Holmes had Aspergers among their mental illnesses and not too long ago
    would have been kept locked up in institutions.

    After we stopped locking up most mental cases and tried to “mainstream” them, we made ourselves vulnerable
    to Riddler like evil geniuses doing mass killings.

    China and England have extreme gun control and
    they still have mass shootings by lunatics using
    firearms they were not supposed to have.

  • Give it up

    @jim brother:
    Wouldn’t that be supporting the gun industry?? After all they will just make more. I’m more of an advocate for teaching rather than controlling. We need to educate society regarding the repercussions of bulling and hatred.

  • cult84

    Jim Carrey is an idiot. A movie like this with its cartoon violence has nothing to do with Sandy Hook. Donate your money if you feel that way.