Outspoken gun control advocate Jim Carrey is taking a stand against an upcoming movie because he cannot in good conscience “support [the] level of violence” portrayed in the film.
The movie is called “Kick-Ass 2″ – and Carrey is one of the stars in the film.
“I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” Carrey said via his official Twitter account.
He went on: “I meant to say my apologies to others [involved] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”
Mediaite’s Matt Wilstein has some details about Carrey’s role in the movie:
Carrey portrays vigilante superhero Colonel Stars and Stripes in the sequel to 2010′s Kick-Ass, and his comments suggest that he won’t be participating in any publicity for the film, which is scheduled to open in August. Perhaps Carrey is attempting to avoid some the backlash that has hit actors who have spoken out for stricter gun control measures but can be seen shooting (fake) guns in many of their past film and television roles.
Watch the official trailer for “Kick-Ass 2″ below (Content warning):