Movie News: Carrey Kicks Out KICK-ASS 2

Written by Paul Mount Monday, 24 June 2013

Movie News

Less than two months before its release in both the UK and the US, Kick-Ass 2 star Jim Carrey, who plays Colonel Stars and Stripes in the hotly-anticipated ‘superhero’ sequel, has announced publicly that he won’t be making himself available for promotional duties for the movie following last December’s horrifying school shootings by Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in which 26 children and 6 teachers were killed before Lanza took his own life. Carrey announced his decision to distance himself from the film on Twitter: "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 (sic) with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

The film also stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

KICK-ASS 2 is released in the UK and the US on August 16th.

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0 #2 weenie 2013-06-24 19:16
Agree, in 'good conscience', he should turn down the salary or donate.
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0 #1 Jonathan Anderson 2013-06-24 17:06
Did he not read the comics beforehand? Or see the first film? And I'm quite sure there were many school shootings before that. Very unprofessional from Mr Carrey, wonder if he'll donate his salary..
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