Kick-Ass 2 will be in theaters August 16 but its star, Jim Carrey, has withdrawn his support of the film, pointing to its excessive violence for his ambivalence.
The 41-year-old actor made his remarks via Twitter, making mention of the impact that the Sandy Hook tragedy had on him.
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
Carrey has been outspoken on the issue of gun control, over the last six months, calling for increased measures that would prohibit massacres like December's Sandy Hook shooting.
An executive producer of the film, Mark Millar, wrote on his personal blog that he was "baffled" by Carrey's statements, defending the picture while pointing out that it "isn't a documentary." Millar also calls Kick-Ass 2 "fiction fun" in the post.