That Kick-Ass 2, Jim Carrey Apology

Jim Carrey’s lesson in humility could be a lesson for the New Hollywood actors

Jim Carrey has just announced that he has found the ingredients to be an instant enemy of the NRA.

They are:

Take one violent movie (“Kick Ass 2”).

Take one humongous paycheck to co-star as a vigilante crime fighter named “Colonel Stars and Stripes”.

Take your Tweeter account and tweet:

“I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. 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.”


Take cover, Jim!

Here comes the NRA-ish, Repbulican-laden, less gun control means less freedom verbal and online onslaught. There’ll be comments like, “Reckon by Jim’s comments that they are a sneak peak to “Dumb and Dumber’s sequel?” or “Aw, hell. What does he know? He’s just another old Hollywood has-been.”

Perhaps old Jim’s lesson in humility could be a lesson for the New Hollywood actors.  That is, being in a violent movie you later disavow is like sending a drunken text message to an ex-lover at 4am: the embarrassment and shame will permanently stay like Kanye will stay with Kim…huh, maybe longer.

It seemed like an odd choice that Mr. Carrey would even consider a multi-body count flick like “Kick Ass 2.”  After all, he has never been in a Tarantino-ish-kill-kill-bang-bang-boom-boom-body-bag movie.  Now, his commonsensical Canadian roots are finally showing—showing when it comes to gun control at least.Jim-Carrey-Kick-Ass-2-rant

One would expect from Jim’s movie track record that he’d wouldn’t appreciate the carnage guns produce. But, big shots in (gun) action movies—well, they even share Jim’s all-too-logical sentiments:

Sylvester Stallone: “Until America, door to door, takes every handgun, this is what you’re gonna have. It’s pathetic.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger: “I’m for gun control. I’m a peace-loving guy.”

Sean Connery: “It is said that a total ban on handguns, including .22s, would take away innocent pleasure from thousands of people. Is that more or less pleasure than watching your child grow up?”

It’s safe to say that Jim won’t be in “The Expendables” franchise–and from now on, it looks like he’ll laugh his way to his bank by making people laugh.

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