Jim Carrey Turns His Back on Latest Flick

Comedian Jim Carrey is causing controversy ahead of the release of his new film “Kick-Ass 2.” Carrey plays Colonel Stars & Stripes, one of the movie’s many makeshift superheroes but the actor, who has been a vocal advocate for gun control, took to his Twitter page on Sunday to say he would not do publicity for the film on account of its violence. “I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he tweeted. “I meant to say my apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.” Ummm…he did see the first movie, right? Carrey clearly knew what he was getting into before signing on for the project and as writer Mark Millar noted, “Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin … Like Jim, I’m horrified by real-life violence (even though I’m Scottish), but Kick-Ass 2 isn’t a documentary.” If you want to see what all the fuss is about, “Kick-Ass 2” hits theaters in August.

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