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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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91.

anne2    

Good for Jim Carey!! It's the exact same thing for fans of The Sopranos....Anyone who liked to watch a murderous violent psychopath has more then a few screws loose....says a lot about them!

465 days ago
92.

The Executives Wife    

He looks like he is 80 years old in the trailer. Didn't even recognize him.

465 days ago
93.

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465 days ago
94.

Cheekymonkey    

1994 called... they want Jim Carrey back.

465 days ago
95.

aemish    

Thank you, Jimmy. Please put the proof in the pudding for future fliks

465 days ago
96.

Cheekymonkey    

Waaaa! I can't support Jenny McCartherty's autistic kid anymore, so I'm gonna pick a new tragedy to leech off. PHONEY!

465 days ago
97.

Brian    

Jim Carey should worry more about how mentally disturbed people aren't cared for instead of movies being too violent. Pretty much all of the attacks have been by insane people.

465 days ago
98.

Gonzo McGee    

So, Mr. Carrey. You are telling me that you agreed to appear in a sequel to a movie where a father shoots his 10 year old daughter in the chest...twice, and now you think it's too violent. Better break out that Hawaiian shirt and hair gel. Because the only thing that can save your career now...is Ace Ventura 3!

465 days ago
99.

Bmac    

Before everyone goes off on an attack against Carrey, I think that they need to have an understanding of the movie. Kick Ass 2 will likely be an extremely violent film and is being pushed as being true to its source material by the creative team behind it. If this is true, it will feature a scene where the villain slaughters a bunch of kids in a mass shooting. Carrey is playing that villain. It was reported that he pushed to have this scene removed from the film after the Sandy Hook shooting, but they supposedly are not budging on that and Carrey has a problem with what people may be seeing in theaters. At the the end of the day, this may be the best solution for both parties. Carrey is not going to be forced to do press for this movie and the studio won't have to be afraid of the constant questions that he would be asked about gun violence in America.

465 days ago
100.

manbearpig    

i used to like jim carrey. but when he went on his anti gun ownership crusade and mocked legal gun owners while staying away from the illegal gun owners- he proved himself an annoying hollywood liberal douche. i wish he would just go away. and stay gone.

465 days ago
101.

Brian    

Apparently Jim's under the impression that he's there to 'open the movie' for them, but let's be honest, no one's going to any movies because Jim Carrey's in them anymore. Unless he wants to do the Dumb And Dumber sequel, he's become largely irrelevant in the movies today. So, bash away Jim, no one seeing this movie is going to see your 'stellar performance'...they're going to see the sequel to the original!

465 days ago
102.

laurita    

He read the script before he did the movie so he shouldnt back track now about the violence. I hope its in his contract that he has to promote the movie and gets sued for bad mouthing it.

465 days ago
103.

John Elliott    

Jim Carrey is lame he made a movie and now he is not proud of it. Well got news for you before Sandy hook you would of been fine with it. So that is a bit ridiculous in the first place. Glad that maybe you see the light now days be don't be condemning a movie that is violent like many of the ones you have made. Or go off on gun ownership because that is not the problem either. I hate people in the public eye that all of a sudden change their spots due to some tragedy. Where in another year or two they are back to doing the same thing.

465 days ago
104.

Ca2Az    

Any controversy means free advertisement.

465 days ago
105.

Dab710    

I actually want to see it more now......Jim Carrey hating your film is actually GREAT PUBLICITY~!!!

465 days ago
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