Jim Carrey Thinks ‘Kick-Ass 2′ Is Too Violent Now, Refuses To Promote It

June 24th, 2013 // 49 Comments
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Kick-Ass 2 comes out in August, so right about now would be the time when you’d start seeing the stars appearing on talk shows and promoting the shit out of it. Unless they’re Jim Carrey who decided yesterday to bash a movie he got paid millions of dollars to star in and knew the exact content of for being too violent:

- 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
- 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.

Keep in mind, Sandy Hook happened over six months ago and Jim Carrey has known all along what content the movie has because every single gunshot was in the script, according to Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar who penned a lengthy response pointing out how fucking random this is all was considering the following:

1. Jim Carrey loved the first movie so much he dressed up like Kick-Ass, completely on his own, while making a surprise appearance on Conan O’Brien’s comedy tour.

2. The most memorable character in Kick-Ass was a little girl armed to the fucking teeth.

3. Nothing in the final cut of the movie wasn’t in the screenplay 18 months ago. The screenplay Jim Carrey read.

I’m not even going to get into the nuances of how Japan has way more violent movies and video games than us, but has nowhere near the gun violence America has because it’s not even worth it. More importantly, exactly like “Cold Dead Hand,” this isn’t even about stirring debate or starting a dialog about gun violence, it’s about Jim Carrey wanting everyone to fawn over his “principles” because he’s so much deeper than just some guy who talked with his butt in that movie. And while the knee-jerk reaction will be, “So are you going to give back the money?” he probably will because the man’s sitting on that kind of cash. So let’s up that to, are you going to financially support every single cast and crew member if you screwed them out of a third movie by refusing to promote a film you willingly worked on for months with a fake gun in your hand? What the hell did you think was going to shoot out of it? Seltzer water? YOU’RE. NOT. HELPING.

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  1. Deacon Jones

    uhh, so is that army guy Jim Carrey? it looks nothing like him.

  2. Jim Carrey is slowly going insane. I think he may be bipolar. I blame prolonged exposure to Jenny McCarthy.

  3. The way I read Jim Carrey’s statement is:

    “I just saw the final cut of Kickass2, and it is one pile of smelly dog shit, so I’m going to rationalize my way out of doing appearances to promote the movie, and maybe you folks will forget I was in it.”

  4. I was for it before I was against it.

  5. PinkyTuscadero

    What about the violence against the audience that was Ace Ventura 2? Hmmm, Jim?

  6. Greg Olsen

    Not going to Promote, but will be cashing the checks from it.. #FACT

  7. I don’t agree with Jim, but I applaud his commitment to his principles. Donating his entire paycheck from the production to charity is literally putting his money where his mouth is.

    He’ll be doing that, right? Jim…you’ll be donating your paycheck to charity right? Jim?

    • Of course he will. Being such a good socially conscious guy, he can’t possibly keep that money.

    • pavement_smear

      So have you donated all of your paychecks from every company you ever left because you did not like what the company did, how they treated their employees, etc.? Is that the new standard for having principles now? How much of his contract was based on his acting in a movie (which he did) vs. promoting that movie (which he is not doing)? Or was that even specified in his contract? The guy is going to pay for this in all of his future contracts – it will be a negotiating point from here on out and he knows it. He had a change of heart – big deal. Actors have refused to promote projects for less. I’m pretty pissed at you snarks for making me feel obligated to defend Jim Carrey on anything…

      • there’s a difference between your average working smackup and a celebrity who earns millions for a few weeks work with a net worth over $150 million.

        the point is he COULD put his money where his mouth is and donate all his compensation from this movie that he thinks is so terrible…but he won’t. Because he has principles, right up to the point of his wallet.

      • I love how you fail yo see the point when it has been shown NUMEROUS times in very comedic ways. Here is a fun question how long ago was Sandy Hook? So why did it take this long for him to say anything?

  8. aj

    I’m never going to patronize anything that Jim Carry is involved with.

  9. EricLR

    In other unrelated news, Jim Carrey is batshit crazy.

  10. He should be apologizing for “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” instead!

  11. so i’m guessing he’s returning all the money they paid him to do it.

  12. Burt Wonderstone tanks, Dumb and Dumber sequel gets shelved indefinitely. How long until he’s sued for telling mouth-breathing mothers NOT to vaccinate their babies? When celebrities discover their own star no longer shines, they take a couple of very predictable paths, and one very admirable one. They either

    A. pick a fashionable cause, get quoted often crying about it, rinse and repeat.

    B. get high as fuck with younger and fresher stars, making sure the tabloids are around for the photo op.

    C. Swagger off into the sunset with nary a goodbye to the public.

  13. When I saw the preview, where Jim Carrey’s character has his dog bite a man’s balls, I thought how can they do this, with Columbine only 14 years out, 9/11 only 12 years out, Sandy Hook just months out and Pearl Harbor only 72 years out? When will it ever be appropriate for a man in a movie to say, “there’s a dog on your balls,” I don’t know. But I do know this. We will live in a happier world then. We will live in a happier world. Remember the Maine.

  14. A question to our right leaning Superficianados: Is someone like Michelle Bachmann as embarrassing to ya’ll as Jim Carrey or Janeane Garofalo is to us?

    • That’s not a very fair comparison.

      I’m pretty sure it has to go something like:
      “Ted Nugent is to Jim Carrey as Ann Coulter is to Janeane Garofalo”

      Except that they’ll say “no.”

      • Ted Nugent is a much better comparison. He hated the idea of serving his country so much that he pooped himself, but now, if you think war might be a bad idea, you’re a piece of crap. Excellent choice. Michelle Bachmann is just an embarrassment to all of us.

    • Even though I am no longer Republican (nor will ever be a Democrat), I cringe every time I hear some self-righteous conservative spout off stupid crap and expect everyone to believe it. Bachmann has had her share of goofy shit and combined with those crazy fucking eyes? Yeah, I’d have to say she’s embarrassing to the right.

    • joe cano

      Yes.

  15. Perhaps this is, in itself, a really idiotic attempt at marketing? Drum up some controversy now that Chloe Moritz is older and it’s less shocking to hear her say “cunt” and decapitate people?

  16. Bryan

    Fish makes a good point about the lack of correlation between media violence and societal violence. Canada, for example, has easy access to guns, violent media like us, and much less violent crime. Also, violence in the media (including video games) and the amount of guns floating around are at all-time highs in the US, while violent crime is at all-time lows.

    The funniest part of the story really is that Jim Carrey believes nobody had ever been killed before Newtown. Of course, it’s different when it’s a group of affluent white children and not dirty poors.

    • joe cano

      Canada is a much more homogeneous country. Same with Japan, Switzerland and any other Euro or East Asian country that people like to trot out as an example. lets continue ignoring the elephant in the room while another dozen people get shot in Chicago’s inner-city is weekends.

  17. Slappy Magoo

    I can’t in good conscience fap to images of Jenny McCarthy anymore because Jim Carrey’s been inside of her.

    …fap fap fap fap fap…

    What? I just said I can’t do it good conscience. Shame is nothing new to me.

  18. Everyone seems to be giving way more of a fuck than is called for in this instance. Jim Carrey’s daily comings and goings really don’t mean shit nor doodle-e-doo to me.

    • On the other hand, it does appear that the film might be pretty amusing in a blood-and-guts, incredibly violent way. Clever way to promote it, Jimmy-Boy.

    • Slappy Magoo

      You’re wrong, Jim Carrey is incredibly important and he could conceivably change the world..

      …it’s still 1995, right?

  19. a eric sands

    this is a two-fold task he is performing. denounce the movie so that those that dislike WILL go see it and those that fawn over the Hollywood idiots will flock to him. If he really wants to disconnect from the film he WOULD donate the money to charity and say nothing else about it. But THAT won’t happen because he is just as greedy,two-faced and self satisfying as all the other bigwigs in modern film and music. the only ones who have ever stayed true to themselves have been country music artists. not saying some of them haven’t been through a burnout but the majority have tried to lead normal as possible lives.

  20. That’s fine, give your check back or donate the money.

  21. Wi11ypig

    This is outrageous! I can’t believe it!
    Kick-Ass deserved a sequel??!!

  22. I wish someone would kick his ass 2.

  23. Very Dumb & un-Canadian on his part.
    And this is a person who follows “The Walking Dead” . There is no way Kickass comes close to the violence in that series.
    I’m thinking his invite to to be on, both, Talking Dead and/or Walking Dead has been recinded.

    He needs a good ass kickin — from Hit Girl, Arrow (TV), Daryl or Merle Dixon — add your favorite !!

    He’s just another Hollywood pompous ASS.

  24. Ripley's Believe It Or Not

    Who is Jim Carey? And why should I give a fuck?

  25. Dave

    Jim Carey is a mega douche. Who cares what the thinks.

  26. Shep

    I’m sure you’re not immune to accepting the money you were paid to do the film Jim. If you are against the message of the movie so much, take your paycheck and donate it to charity.

  27. dregj

    What a bell cheese,the movie is the same as it was when he ACTED in it now an unrelated event has occured and suddenly that very same movie(he agreed to act in) is evil.what the fuck kinda of principles are these?Specail do whatever will make them popular with the masses after years of obscurity kind of cowards morals hey jimbo?

  28. I Pulled It to Miley's Vadge

    HELL yes! I’m ready to see this because it’s going to…um…KICK ASS!

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