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Jim Carrey

RIPS His Flick

'Kick Ass 2' is Too Violent

6/23/2013 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jim Carrey
doesn't care if he torpedoes his new movie "Kick-Ass 2" ... he's speaking his mind ... bashing the film's extreme violence in the wake of last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Jim -- who plays Colonel Stars and Stripes -- tweeted his sentiments today, saying, "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence.”

He added, "My apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

The film, due out in August, is a highly anticipated sequel. The first one grossed almost $100 million worldwide. Make no mistake, to have Carrey -- by far the movie's biggest star -- drop his support is a huge blow.



We reached out to Universal -- the studio behind the flick -- so far no word back.

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karisma    

He should be embarrassed - it looks like crap. Remember when he was funny? It was a while ago, you may need to YouTube it...

456 days ago
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Masked Avenger    

You're right Jim. Totally too violent. Donate your entire fee for the file to a charity of your choice or to the victims families of Sandy Hook. After all, if you say it's too violent and YOU helped make it then the right thing to do would be give away every last cent you earned on this film.

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JohnnyThanatos    

I'm 90% sure he's doing this now as a PR move because there are so many very justified cries of "Hypocrite!" coming from the people who supported him for all these years. He wants to diffuse it now before the movie drops and those voices become even more validated. Now that he has decided to become politically polarized and have a "change of heart" - the only way I buy it is if he puts his money where his mouth is and donates any and all profits he makes from this film (though his dropping support for it will certainly have a negative effect on that amount for himself and all of his costars and investors) to a charity that supports victims of violence. I never understand why the political opinions of actors - people paid based on their ability to pretend to be people they aren't - are given more weight than people who make a small fraction of what they do and have to work far harder for it in the "real" world. Actors aren't the people they play on screen, they're just better than we are at lying about who they are, and the better they are at that, the more they make.

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