Jim Carrey withdraws support of Kick-Ass 2 due to level of violence

Jim Carrey has taken to Twitter to make a statement about the level of violence contained in Kick-Ass 2 , claiming that the events of the Sandy Hook tragedy have drastically changed his outlook towards such content.

“I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” said Carrey via the social media website.

“My apologies to others involve[ d ] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

See more
See more

Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar took to his own blog to release a statement in reaction to Carrey’s comments.

“[ I'm ] baffled by this sudden announcement,” said Millar, “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…”

“This is fiction and like Tarantino and Peckinpah, Scorsese 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…”

Read Millar's full statement on his blog.
(opens in new tab)
Set to be a summer 2013 talking point, Kick-Ass 2 arrives in UK cinemas on 14 August 2013 and in the US two days later.

George was once GamesRadar's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it. But now he's working at Stylist Magazine.