Jim Carrey, star of Yes Man, Bruce Almighty, The Truman Show and many others will not be promoting his new film Kick-Ass 2; the sequel to the largely successful first film from 2010, Kick-Ass.
The R-rated film is known for its mass-swearing, but more so for its violent content. Carrey who plays the role of vigilante, Colonel Stars & Stripes in the movie, has decided to withdraw support for the film.
He has also pulled out of the promotional tour ahead of the film’s release in August, after the tragic mass shooting in Sandy Hook, last year.
I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to e— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 23, 2013
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.— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 23, 2013
The studio behindKick-Ass 2, Universal Pictures, hasn’t yet commented on Carrey’s decision to pull-out.
Kick-Ass 2 is out in cinemas 16th August .