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“Recent events have caused a change in my heart”: Jim Carrey Issued Public Apology After Supporting Violence in $160 Million ‘Kick-Ass’ Franchise

"Recent events have caused a change in my heart": Jim Carrey Issued Public Apology After Supporting Violence in $160 Million 'Kick-Ass' Franchise

Jim Carrey is one of the most iconic stars in Hollywood ever. He has done many films, and his acting talent is perhaps one of the best in the world. Carrey has given solid performances in movies across genres, which is why he remains one of the biggest stars in the American entertainment industry. The actor, however, has often been embroiled in controversies.

Carrey once made some strong remarks about the Kick-Ass franchise. The actor who portrays a prominent role in the film series, took to Twitter and issued a heartfelt apology, acknowledging the hurt he caused, claiming he “condemns violence in Kick-Ass 2.” This incident shows how generous and humble of a human the actor is, and this adds yet another reason for fans to love him as dearly as they do.

Jim Carrey Apologies after Supporting Violence in a Movie

Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is one of the most legendary star performers in Hollywood. In his career, Carrey has delivered many iconic performances that have made him one of the most respected film stars in the entertainment industry. He has worked with some of the top-tier directors in his career, one of which includes Jeff Wadlow. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone movie star and Wadslow collaborated on his British-American superhero action comedy film Kick-Ass 2, a sequel to the 2010 film Kick-Ass. 

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The actor reprised his role as Colonel Stars and Stripes, the leader of the superhero group Justice Forever, in the movie. At the time of its release in 2013, there was a lot of speculation in the media about whether the project will do good business at the box office or if it will receive a positive response from the audience. However, Kick-Ass 2 drew the attention of critics, who criticized the film for depictions of “excessive violence.”

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Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey

Following the debate around the Jeff Wadlow movie, Jim Carrey later took to Twitter and shared a bombshell tweet claiming he “condemns violence in Kick-Ass 2.” The Man on the Moon star wrote:

“I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook, and now in all good conscience, I cannot support that level of violence. 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 Kick-Ass 2 movie has a star-studded cast that includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Despite receiving mixed reviews from the audience, it grossed $60.8 million at the global box office.

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Kick-Ass 2 Executive Producer Mark Millar Responds to Jim Carrey’s Tweet

Mark Millar and Jim Carrey
Mark Millar and Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is a phenomenal actor who has done dozens of iconic films in Hollywood. Whether it’s playing bold characters in action-packed films or comedy-filled roles, Carrey has built an incredible filmography record. 

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In 2013, his controversial tweet following the release of his black comedy superhero film Kick-Ass 2 movie outraged the film’s executive producer Mark Millar. Millar wrote the comic book on which the Kick-Ass film series is based. In response to Jim Carrey’s remark, he stated on his website that he was baffled by the sudden announcement of the actor’s disclosure on social media. He wrote,

“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. Yes, the body count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin. A sequel to the picture that gave us Hit-Girl; was always going to have some blood on the floor, and this should have been no shock to a guy who enjoyed the first movie so much.”

Jim Carrey has done several dynamic roles throughout his career and has starred in some of the most-talked-about projects like Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Yes Man, The Mask, and Man on the Moon.

Kick-Ass 2 is available to stream on Netflix.

Source: The Guardian

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