Despite the first film being surprisingly violent and the latest being based on a comic with a cover that reads “Sickening violence: just the way you like it,” Jim Carrey is NOT happy with the content of Kick-Ass 2.
Carrey, who plays Colonel Stars and Stripes in the R-rated feature, wrote on Twitter that he “cannot support” certain parts of Kick-Ass 2 after the events at Sandy Hook Elementary.
“I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he said. “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.”
The writer and co-creator of the comic responded to the comments on his website. From HuffPost:
“As you may know, Jim is a passionate advocate of gun-control and I respect both his politics and his opinion, but I’m baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn’t in the screenplay eighteen months ago,” Millar wrote on Millar World. “Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin.”
If that scene isn’t in Kick-Ass 2 I [still] have no idea what he’s talking about. I say we focus on taking firearms out of people’s homes instead of off the silver screen.
Before violent movies and video games we blamed popular music and books (like The Catcher In The Rye) based on what certain maniacs (Mark David Chapman and John Hinckley Jr.) had on their shelves.
What are we going to do when only SpongeBob, Monsters University and “E” for Everyone games like Just Dance are legal? Burn books? No. It’s all art and it’s not going anywhere.