In a sudden change of heart that has taken Hollywood by surprise, Jim Carrey has tweeted his refusal to support the upcoming release of his next film KICK-ASS 2 on account of the movie’s violence.
Scheduled for release in August, the Kick-Ass sequel sees Jim Carrey don a mask as ‘the good guy’ Colonel Stars and Stripes.
Yet, early this morning, this unexpected tweet appeared on Carrey’s Twitter page:
“I did Kick-Ass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to others involved in the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have changed my heart”
‘Sandy Hook’ refers to a U.S primary school shooting on December 14, 2012. Following the shooting Carrey launched headlong into the gun control debate, actively seeking tougher gun laws.
I guess you gotta practice what you preach after all, and Carrey looking uber-cool wielding guns on the big screen one day then waggling his finger at gun use the next does send a rather mixed message.
As most actors are contractually obliged to help promote their films, it shall be interesting to see how Carrey’s refusal to play ball will go….