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While I understand that everyone has a cause or belief that is important to him or her, it is incredibly frustrating when someone is preachy about whatever they are trying to push. It's even worse when a celebrity is involved since they have the power to really amplify their message. I'm not saying celebrities shouldn't try to use their status to help promote a cause but if they do they should make sure they aren't being annoying as hell about it.

Jim Carrey has made it very clear that he is for stricter gun laws. He's posted on his Twitter account multiple times about the issue and did a video for FunnyOrDie.com that lampooned Charlton Heston and gun nuts. A lot of people responded to the video by pointing out that it was kind of hypocritical of the actor to take such a strong stance on the issue since he stars in KICK-ASS 2, a film with more than just a little violence.

Well yesterday Jim Carrey was on Twitter again and this time publicly denounced the violence in KICK-ASS 2. He apologizes to the cast and crew but says he can no longer support the film.

Later that day KICK-ASS creator Mark Millar responded to Jim Carrey's tweet with a blog. You can read the full blog here but this excerpt pretty much covers how Millar feels about Carrey's comments:

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. My books are very hardcore, but the movies are adapted for a more mainstream audience and if you loved the tone of the first picture you're going to eat this up with a big, giant spoon. Like Jim, I'm horrified by real-life violence (even though I'm Scottish), but Kick-Ass 2 isn't a documentary. No actors were harmed in the making of this production! This is fiction and like Tarantino and Peckinpah, Scorcese and Eastwood, John Boorman, Oliver Stone and Chan-Wook Park, Kick-Ass avoids the usual bloodless body-count of most big summer pictures and focuses instead of the CONSEQUENCES of violence, whether it's the ramifications for friends and family or, as we saw in the first movie, Kick-Ass spending six months in hospital after his first street altercation. Ironically, Jim's character in Kick-Ass 2 is a Born-Again Christian and the big deal we made of the fact that he refuses to fire a gun is something he told us attracted him to the role in the first place.

I don't know if I'd lump KICK-ASS with films by Tarantino, Scorcese, etc. but I get Millar's point. The violence can get over the top and brutal in KICK-ASS but there has been consequences to most of those actions. Jim Carrey also knew fully well what KICK-ASS 2 was going to be about and as Millar says his character doesn't even fire a gun.

It's too bad Jim Carrey has taken this route with his strong beliefs and I'm sure it's not going to win him any new fans. Just because he has a change of heart doesn't mean he needs to shit on the film and I bet he's not going to be giving back any of his paycheck from KICK-ASS 2 so all of this just comes off as very hypocritical and very classless.

KICK-ASS 2 will be in theaters August 16th, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: In other news Jim Carrey also denounced the toilet scene in DUMB AND DUMBER because he's a victim of irritable bowel syndrome.

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11:24AM on 06/26/2013

Dumb and Dumber indeed

This should surprise no one. Actors and Politicians live by public opinion and that means they have no true thoughts or ideas of their own, they simply regurgitate whatever the current popular belief is. This actually makes me think less of Carrey and will actually make me have second thoughts about seeing any of his future movies, although I think I will see Kick Ass 2 about 5 times.
Where were all these "Caring" people during the genocides in Africa, the children being stolen and forced to
This should surprise no one. Actors and Politicians live by public opinion and that means they have no true thoughts or ideas of their own, they simply regurgitate whatever the current popular belief is. This actually makes me think less of Carrey and will actually make me have second thoughts about seeing any of his future movies, although I think I will see Kick Ass 2 about 5 times.
Where were all these "Caring" people during the genocides in Africa, the children being stolen and forced to fight in armies. There has always been and always will be terrible, unbelievable violence done upon and too humans as long as there are two on the planet. So get the fuck over yourself, admit you do this for money, you do not change anything, and your as wishy washy as a wet piece or toilet paper.
In the future keep this shit to yourself as you sit in your million dollar home sipping your 100 a bottle spring water.
Douche!
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12:17PM on 06/25/2013

MONEY MEET MOUTH

An open letter To JIM:
Give back your X million dollar paycheck, till then...
...you were just "acting" weren't you. :)
PS Your serious material is starting to suffer the same way your earlier comedy material did, too much, too far.
An open letter To JIM:
Give back your X million dollar paycheck, till then...
...you were just "acting" weren't you. :)
PS Your serious material is starting to suffer the same way your earlier comedy material did, too much, too far.
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7:34AM on 06/25/2013

Gun control is being able to hit your target.

Actors are paid to lie. Why should any of them open their mouths about politics. Stick to acting and stfu.
Actors are paid to lie. Why should any of them open their mouths about politics. Stick to acting and stfu.
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3:40AM on 06/25/2013

I absolutely respect Jim Carrey's denouncement.

Absolutely respect him for what he said. I don't think it's the fact that a single shooting happened, to him. I think it's the fact that this shooting involved a dozen or so children. The children thing is what set him off the most, probably. I'm not sure.

It sounds like he is denouncing only his actions in the movie, but I think he meant to say he denounces all of the violence in the film. I can respect that. While Kick-Ass (the first one, from my experience) is a ridiculous and
Absolutely respect him for what he said. I don't think it's the fact that a single shooting happened, to him. I think it's the fact that this shooting involved a dozen or so children. The children thing is what set him off the most, probably. I'm not sure.

It sounds like he is denouncing only his actions in the movie, but I think he meant to say he denounces all of the violence in the film. I can respect that. While Kick-Ass (the first one, from my experience) is a ridiculous and over-the-top movie with respect to its violence, it can still have shades of realism. The Nicolas Cage scene where Hit-Girl had to save him? I get so emotional every time. It was realistic with a tinge of unrealistic... but it worked.

Wow, what the hell am I going on about? Let me just wrap this up by saying I appreciate his humbleness, and respect his viewpoint. I sure hope it doesn't affect the box office take of the film, though. Most importantly, however, I hope people don't start a backlash against him like they did with Tom Cruise. :( Jim Carrey is so underrated as an actor... he has so much range, it's incredible (Man on the Moon is a great example) and dramatically pulls off scenes very well. I hope this doesn't affect his reputation too much, because he deserves to be in more movies. :(
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10:28PM on 06/24/2013

Pointless and Stupid

This is just a chance for him to use his fame to spout his anti-gun B.S. Hes an actor and this is a part to play, there is no need to denouce the movie publicly because its just a sh*t thing to do with everyone involved with the project. If an actor plays a role where they rape someone, do they seriously need to come out publicly and say they do not support rape and sh*t on the movie in the process? No because they are actors and actresses and they are playing parts....Keep your personal
This is just a chance for him to use his fame to spout his anti-gun B.S. Hes an actor and this is a part to play, there is no need to denouce the movie publicly because its just a sh*t thing to do with everyone involved with the project. If an actor plays a role where they rape someone, do they seriously need to come out publicly and say they do not support rape and sh*t on the movie in the process? No because they are actors and actresses and they are playing parts....Keep your personal sh*t out of movies and keep movies out of your personal sh*t
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7:38PM on 06/24/2013

I'm a little confused.

But I suppose I can understand his point of view. He agreed to do the movie, because he was drawn to the character. I mean, take De Niro for example. When he did Taxi Driver, I'm betting he had no idea some nutjob would be so moved by the movie, that he'd try and kill Reagan. Now, it's not exactly the same situation, because Carrey's movie hasn't served as inspiration for some schmuck, but he clearly was very upset by Sandy Hook, and can't promote an ultra violent flick without feeling a
But I suppose I can understand his point of view. He agreed to do the movie, because he was drawn to the character. I mean, take De Niro for example. When he did Taxi Driver, I'm betting he had no idea some nutjob would be so moved by the movie, that he'd try and kill Reagan. Now, it's not exactly the same situation, because Carrey's movie hasn't served as inspiration for some schmuck, but he clearly was very upset by Sandy Hook, and can't promote an ultra violent flick without feeling a little guilty. Personally, I think it's a bit of an overreaction on his part, but I get here he's coming from... And on the bright side, at least he's been respectful about the way he's spoken out, as opposed to, say, Angus Jones.
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5:28PM on 06/24/2013

Jim is just being a responsible human.

Jim Carrey is not bashing the film, he's separating himself from the level of violence these films depict. I found the violence of the first film distasteful in that it wasn't entertaining at all and over the top, unlike the violence of a Tarantino film. Gun violence is a serious issue right now, and a movie like "Kick Ass 2" is aimed for audiences in their teens and twenties (an age range where a lot of shootings are caused by) with high levels of what is suppose to be "fun" graphic violence
Jim Carrey is not bashing the film, he's separating himself from the level of violence these films depict. I found the violence of the first film distasteful in that it wasn't entertaining at all and over the top, unlike the violence of a Tarantino film. Gun violence is a serious issue right now, and a movie like "Kick Ass 2" is aimed for audiences in their teens and twenties (an age range where a lot of shootings are caused by) with high levels of what is suppose to be "fun" graphic violence caused by young kids and adults. Jim Carrey is doing the responsible thing and admitting when a film he is in is over the top with it's violence and wants to distance himself from that, before the film is even released.
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5:55PM on 06/24/2013
As long as he gives back the money ($$$) they gave him to make it, I agree with some of what you said! :)
As long as he gives back the money ($$$) they gave him to make it, I agree with some of what you said! :)
7:05PM on 06/24/2013
Your comment is foolish. There are tons of violent movies released every year and no violent event happens after release. Carrey is anti America pig who wants to steal rights from people in America even though he is actually Canadian.
Your comment is foolish. There are tons of violent movies released every year and no violent event happens after release. Carrey is anti America pig who wants to steal rights from people in America even though he is actually Canadian.
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5:20PM on 06/24/2013

He's allowed his opinion...

Though I don't necessarily agree with it. Just because someone does or says something slightly douchy doesn't make him a douche. We've all been there, just sucks he chose a seriously public platform to vent his feelings.
Though I don't necessarily agree with it. Just because someone does or says something slightly douchy doesn't make him a douche. We've all been there, just sucks he chose a seriously public platform to vent his feelings.
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5:15PM on 06/24/2013
How is what he said considered 'shitting on the film'... what are you guys trying to sensationalize?
How is what he said considered 'shitting on the film'... what are you guys trying to sensationalize?
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4:30PM on 06/24/2013
He should just go ahead and apologize for his entire career, except maybe The Truman Show.
He should just go ahead and apologize for his entire career, except maybe The Truman Show.
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4:21PM on 06/24/2013

What a douchebag.

I love how these hugely Liberal celebs have no problem shooting and blowing stuff up in movies but then come out and try and say they are anti-gun or whatever. Why don't you just go on your twitter and say you're an idiot and a hypocrite...because THAT we can all agree on.
I love how these hugely Liberal celebs have no problem shooting and blowing stuff up in movies but then come out and try and say they are anti-gun or whatever. Why don't you just go on your twitter and say you're an idiot and a hypocrite...because THAT we can all agree on.
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4:10PM on 06/24/2013

Maybe he should've played Two-Face instead of Riddler. Suits him better

While I respect everyones right to their own opinion and Jim Carrey has always been an advocate for stricter gun control, I personally think there's a certain level of hypocrisy, when actors take money, act in a certain genre of film, and then turn around and denounce said film, when it suits them. The movie is called Kick-Ass, not Kiss-Ass, what EXACTLY did Jim expect? I'm figure you MUST have had a screenplay to peruse. You had time to study the story and what your character is about. You
While I respect everyones right to their own opinion and Jim Carrey has always been an advocate for stricter gun control, I personally think there's a certain level of hypocrisy, when actors take money, act in a certain genre of film, and then turn around and denounce said film, when it suits them. The movie is called Kick-Ass, not Kiss-Ass, what EXACTLY did Jim expect? I'm figure you MUST have had a screenplay to peruse. You had time to study the story and what your character is about. You ACTED in the movie and finished! So please, if you against "violence" then stick to your genre of comedy or drama or whatever else makes you feel better about yourself.
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3:57PM on 06/24/2013

Douche

Hypocrite central.
Hypocrite central.
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3:06PM on 06/24/2013
I don't begrudge Jim his opinion on the level of violence in films in general and Kick-Ass 2 in particular, but I think he could have been a little more tactful in his delivery. I certainly wouldn't want to spend a couple weeks of my time doing press for a film I found morally problematic.
I don't begrudge Jim his opinion on the level of violence in films in general and Kick-Ass 2 in particular, but I think he could have been a little more tactful in his delivery. I certainly wouldn't want to spend a couple weeks of my time doing press for a film I found morally problematic.
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3:00PM on 06/24/2013
All Celebs should hold their opinions on topics of social merits unless educated in that field. If a celeb wants to make a political comment they should be educated in that regard, and not have been in school for the Arts. i think all Celebs should keep their opinions to them selves, and if they are against something perhaps don't do a film thats based on the exact opposite of their stance. It only demeans any credibility or merit that persons stance ever had.
All Celebs should hold their opinions on topics of social merits unless educated in that field. If a celeb wants to make a political comment they should be educated in that regard, and not have been in school for the Arts. i think all Celebs should keep their opinions to them selves, and if they are against something perhaps don't do a film thats based on the exact opposite of their stance. It only demeans any credibility or merit that persons stance ever had.
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2:58PM on 06/24/2013
In other news, apparently all Scottish people crave real life violence (Mark Millar being the notable exception).
In other news, apparently all Scottish people crave real life violence (Mark Millar being the notable exception).
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1:19PM on 06/24/2013
Gosh, I love Jim Carrey and all, but I'm as confused as Mark Millar is. Irony always creeps up like vampires. Like Blade always say, "some motherfuckers always try to ice skate uphill."
Gosh, I love Jim Carrey and all, but I'm as confused as Mark Millar is. Irony always creeps up like vampires. Like Blade always say, "some motherfuckers always try to ice skate uphill."
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1:17PM on 06/24/2013
Kick-Ass 2 comes out in August. Let's start the free PR machine rolling by having one of the stars denounce the film just before it's release. Controversy + a release date 2 months away = FREE PRESS!!!!! Well played Mr. Carrey, well played.
Of course it doesn't always work, look at Jaden Smith and his announcement about wanting to be emancipated from his parents just 2 weeks before the release of "After Birth" (sorry "After Earth")...it still bombed.
Kick-Ass 2 comes out in August. Let's start the free PR machine rolling by having one of the stars denounce the film just before it's release. Controversy + a release date 2 months away = FREE PRESS!!!!! Well played Mr. Carrey, well played.
Of course it doesn't always work, look at Jaden Smith and his announcement about wanting to be emancipated from his parents just 2 weeks before the release of "After Birth" (sorry "After Earth")...it still bombed.
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1:09PM on 06/24/2013
He's entitled to his opinion and I can't beat him up for stating it, despite his movie coming out soon. I do find it a bit odd and hypocritical that he would do something with so much violence then suddenly have some kind of big change of heart, but that's what people do. They have revelations and changes of heart. It's not like he's telling people not to see the movie, he just doesn't condone the level of violence within. Everyone whose seen the first film already knows the film is very
He's entitled to his opinion and I can't beat him up for stating it, despite his movie coming out soon. I do find it a bit odd and hypocritical that he would do something with so much violence then suddenly have some kind of big change of heart, but that's what people do. They have revelations and changes of heart. It's not like he's telling people not to see the movie, he just doesn't condone the level of violence within. Everyone whose seen the first film already knows the film is very violent (although, if this is anything like the comic, it will be that much more violent). Still looking forward to this film. Going to be great fun.
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12:47PM on 06/24/2013

who cares what he thinks?

He's done. His career has been over for years now.
He's done. His career has been over for years now.
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11:58AM on 06/24/2013
Also, this guy doesn't even vaccinate his kids. We shouldn't take anything he says seriously.
Also, this guy doesn't even vaccinate his kids. We shouldn't take anything he says seriously.
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11:46AM on 06/24/2013

Pathetic

So is he giving back the money he's going to make from this film he no longer supports? No? Then eat a bag of dicks Carey.
So is he giving back the money he's going to make from this film he no longer supports? No? Then eat a bag of dicks Carey.
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11:43AM on 06/24/2013
Carrey has sadly turned into a loud mouth buffoon. No one cares about your misguided moronic thoughts Jim. No one cares. Just make movies and shut up!
Carrey has sadly turned into a loud mouth buffoon. No one cares about your misguided moronic thoughts Jim. No one cares. Just make movies and shut up!
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11:12AM on 06/24/2013

LOL..Jim Carey is not the same guy.

Take the money he earned away then..fucking asshole. He knew what he was signing for , he read the comic and script beforehand he knew there was violence towards children in the comic..why the fuck did he sign up for it then?
Take the money he earned away then..fucking asshole. He knew what he was signing for , he read the comic and script beforehand he knew there was violence towards children in the comic..why the fuck did he sign up for it then?
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10:50AM on 06/24/2013
If we only had Superheros like the ones in Kick Ass maybe Sandy Hook would have never even happened! Did you think of THAT Jim Carrey?!!?
If we only had Superheros like the ones in Kick Ass maybe Sandy Hook would have never even happened! Did you think of THAT Jim Carrey?!!?
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10:36AM on 06/24/2013
People are way too fucking sensitive these days.
People are way too fucking sensitive these days.
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3:30PM on 06/24/2013
that comment hurt my feelings
that comment hurt my feelings
10:18AM on 06/24/2013
Im guessing his real problem is the scene in the comic *SPOILERS* where the Motherfucker character (Christopher Mintz's character) shoots a bunch of young children point blank. I would assume if they did indeed film this for the movie that it would be cut, but since the first movie was toned way down compared to the comic, I'm guessing some scenes for the 2nd one will as well. The murder children and the implied rape by Red Mist's character are probably the two which will never see the silver
Im guessing his real problem is the scene in the comic *SPOILERS* where the Motherfucker character (Christopher Mintz's character) shoots a bunch of young children point blank. I would assume if they did indeed film this for the movie that it would be cut, but since the first movie was toned way down compared to the comic, I'm guessing some scenes for the 2nd one will as well. The murder children and the implied rape by Red Mist's character are probably the two which will never see the silver screen. Either way Jim Carrey seems like he should have been against the amount of violence before he signed up for it. I personally hate the comics and thought the first one was crap, so I won't be seeing it either way.
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10:11AM on 06/24/2013

Mr. Katherine Heigl

Just like Heigl did with Knocked Up you have an actor given a chance for a role that might redeem their recent lackluster fare and they bite the hand that feeds them. Carey has been irrelevant for years. Go back in your cave Jim where you belong.
Just like Heigl did with Knocked Up you have an actor given a chance for a role that might redeem their recent lackluster fare and they bite the hand that feeds them. Carey has been irrelevant for years. Go back in your cave Jim where you belong.
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10:06AM on 06/24/2013
Violence in fiction should be viewed separately from violence in real life. I respect Carrey's feelings about the matter though and they are understandable. It's not like he's coming out to say it's a bad movie. But however you slice it, a Kick-Ass movie should be a violent movie, given the source material and the first film, there's no way around it. That should have occurred to him from the outset.
Violence in fiction should be viewed separately from violence in real life. I respect Carrey's feelings about the matter though and they are understandable. It's not like he's coming out to say it's a bad movie. But however you slice it, a Kick-Ass movie should be a violent movie, given the source material and the first film, there's no way around it. That should have occurred to him from the outset.
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10:06AM on 06/24/2013
Bunch of B.S. to do this after reading the script & ACTING IN THE DAMN FILM. Trying to save face after his stupid NRA/Charlton Heston tirade blew up in his face.
Bunch of B.S. to do this after reading the script & ACTING IN THE DAMN FILM. Trying to save face after his stupid NRA/Charlton Heston tirade blew up in his face.
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10:04AM on 06/24/2013
I respect his opinion even if I don't really agree with it and remember people that his beliefs do not affect the movie itself. The film is finished and I'm still hugely excited to see Jim in it.

Also it wasn't as much the overall violence that he's denouncing, it's specifically the gun violence. He was really drawn to the role of playing the Colonel because the character in fact hates guns.
I respect his opinion even if I don't really agree with it and remember people that his beliefs do not affect the movie itself. The film is finished and I'm still hugely excited to see Jim in it.

Also it wasn't as much the overall violence that he's denouncing, it's specifically the gun violence. He was really drawn to the role of playing the Colonel because the character in fact hates guns.
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10:00AM on 06/24/2013
Before Sandy hook but after countless other acts of gun violence. Has his head been in the sand for over 40 years?
Before Sandy hook but after countless other acts of gun violence. Has his head been in the sand for over 40 years?
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9:41AM on 06/24/2013
I don't see this as shitting on the movie, he has a change of heart, he is not ashamed, but he has second thoughts on the violence in the film due to real life events. He has that right.
I don't see this as shitting on the movie, he has a change of heart, he is not ashamed, but he has second thoughts on the violence in the film due to real life events. He has that right.
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9:40AM on 06/24/2013
I respect (and agree) with both Carrey's and Millar's comments. I think Carrey did not show disrespect by making this statement, as I basically see it as him saying that because of recent events, he doesn't want to do movies that glorify violence anymore, and if he was making the choice to play this character now, he wouldn't, not because he doesn't like the story or the people involved, but simply because he has a new perspective that makes him question what choices he makes; you have to
I respect (and agree) with both Carrey's and Millar's comments. I think Carrey did not show disrespect by making this statement, as I basically see it as him saying that because of recent events, he doesn't want to do movies that glorify violence anymore, and if he was making the choice to play this character now, he wouldn't, not because he doesn't like the story or the people involved, but simply because he has a new perspective that makes him question what choices he makes; you have to respect that. I also really like Millar's response, as it respectfully made some good points, and I wish more "disagreements" were this level-headed.
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9:31AM on 06/24/2013
He should really denounce Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes Man and The Number 23.
He should really denounce Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes Man and The Number 23.
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9:29AM on 06/24/2013
Carrey must have seen all the dailies that have been put together, plus what happens in the real world, made him change his mind. At the very least, he doesn't decide to pull himself out of the movie completely which would cause enormous reshoot and what not.
Carrey must have seen all the dailies that have been put together, plus what happens in the real world, made him change his mind. At the very least, he doesn't decide to pull himself out of the movie completely which would cause enormous reshoot and what not.
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9:24AM on 06/24/2013
Carrey must have a dog on his balls.
Carrey must have a dog on his balls.
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9:10AM on 06/24/2013
I totally respect Carrey's opinion. BUT, if this is the case, then what he should do is take ALL his earnings from this film and donate it to victims of Sandy Hook and American Red Cross, something to that tune. That's the only right thing to do other than refuse pay. If he did that, then I'm ok with his Twitter posts.
I totally respect Carrey's opinion. BUT, if this is the case, then what he should do is take ALL his earnings from this film and donate it to victims of Sandy Hook and American Red Cross, something to that tune. That's the only right thing to do other than refuse pay. If he did that, then I'm ok with his Twitter posts.
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9:06AM on 06/24/2013

I respect his position, but

you don't diss a film you're in before it comes out. Your job's to promote your film. If you want to diss it, then wait a few years a la Mark Wahlberg with THE HAPPENING or Shia LaBoeuf with nearly all his movies. That's a great way to never get another job in Hollywood and that's sad because Carrey looked like he was on a comeback with KICK-ASS 2.
you don't diss a film you're in before it comes out. Your job's to promote your film. If you want to diss it, then wait a few years a la Mark Wahlberg with THE HAPPENING or Shia LaBoeuf with nearly all his movies. That's a great way to never get another job in Hollywood and that's sad because Carrey looked like he was on a comeback with KICK-ASS 2.
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11:24AM on 06/24/2013
EXACTLY what I was thinking while reading this. If you have an issue with the violence in a film you made that is not yet released, just shut it. Then after it's out, he can make a comment about how he won't do this type of violence anymore, etc. Respect everyone else involved in the production for God's sake.
EXACTLY what I was thinking while reading this. If you have an issue with the violence in a film you made that is not yet released, just shut it. Then after it's out, he can make a comment about how he won't do this type of violence anymore, etc. Respect everyone else involved in the production for God's sake.
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8:57AM on 06/24/2013

Let's see...

He plays in a movie in which he plays, clearly, someone who is mentally challenged and yet mentally challenged people are continuously made fun of, commit suicide on a daily basis, and are mistreated greatly. And yet, he still continues to play mentally challenged person in an upcoming sequel. He also plays in a movie where he suffers from schizophrenia (The Number 23) with some symptoms of depression--which millions of people suffer from and continue to commit suicide, yet he still stands by
He plays in a movie in which he plays, clearly, someone who is mentally challenged and yet mentally challenged people are continuously made fun of, commit suicide on a daily basis, and are mistreated greatly. And yet, he still continues to play mentally challenged person in an upcoming sequel. He also plays in a movie where he suffers from schizophrenia (The Number 23) with some symptoms of depression--which millions of people suffer from and continue to commit suicide, yet he still stands by that movie. Now, he's making a big deal out of a movie featuring a group of superheroes that kill people because of an incident at Sandy Hook--I guess the Aurora theater shooting didn't convince him enough to stay away from Kick-Ass to begin with.
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8:56AM on 06/24/2013
If Carrey is denouncing the movie then perhaps he should give back the pay he received for it as well.
If Carrey is denouncing the movie then perhaps he should give back the pay he received for it as well.
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9:12AM on 06/24/2013
Whether his beliefs changed or not, the work he did is still in the film. The guy should get paid for his hard work. What he has said doesn't erase that hard work, so he shouldn't have to get back his check. Now if he got paid to promote the movie also, then he should probably hand over that portion.
Whether his beliefs changed or not, the work he did is still in the film. The guy should get paid for his hard work. What he has said doesn't erase that hard work, so he shouldn't have to get back his check. Now if he got paid to promote the movie also, then he should probably hand over that portion.
12:05PM on 06/24/2013
Then perhaps he should donate his earnings to victims of Sandy Hook Elementary.
Then perhaps he should donate his earnings to victims of Sandy Hook Elementary.
8:55AM on 06/24/2013
I wonder if Carrey still listens to Cannibal Corpse.
I wonder if Carrey still listens to Cannibal Corpse.
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8:48AM on 06/24/2013

I quit

I quit trying to understand why some people are trying to tie politics into movies.

Fuck it, don't care. I'm seein Kick Ass 2 anyways.
I quit trying to understand why some people are trying to tie politics into movies.

Fuck it, don't care. I'm seein Kick Ass 2 anyways.
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8:38AM on 06/24/2013
I don't know what to make of this. I'm still seeing this movie regardless, as its one of my most anticipated. I was really hoping for Carrey to promote this movie with appearances and such, like I had my fingers crossed that Howard Stern would interview Jim Carrey for the movie but seems unlikely now.
I don't know what to make of this. I'm still seeing this movie regardless, as its one of my most anticipated. I was really hoping for Carrey to promote this movie with appearances and such, like I had my fingers crossed that Howard Stern would interview Jim Carrey for the movie but seems unlikely now.
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8:35AM on 06/24/2013
Carrey's entitled to his beliefs, but if it's something he wants to take a stand on then he really shouldn't be involving himself in a film like Kick Ass 2 at all. If he's admitting he's made a mistake in this case and will never sign on to another violent movie then fair enough, but I don't think anyone was under any illusions even before the first film came out as to what sort of movie it was going to be.
Carrey's entitled to his beliefs, but if it's something he wants to take a stand on then he really shouldn't be involving himself in a film like Kick Ass 2 at all. If he's admitting he's made a mistake in this case and will never sign on to another violent movie then fair enough, but I don't think anyone was under any illusions even before the first film came out as to what sort of movie it was going to be.
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