We’ve certainly torn into Hollywood on numerous occasions for the utter hypocrisy and irresponsibility of their violent imagery, particularly as our society tries to grapple with the prevalence of mass shootings. So we thought it was only appropriate that we applaud funnyman Jim Carrey for taking a stand against the violence in his own movie, Kick-Ass 2.
The superhero vigilante film, which will be released on August 16, is a sequel to the 2010 film that made a whole bunch of money but also attracted criticism because it featured pre-teens, such as an 11-year-old girl, spewing profanity and engaged in disturbingly violent fight scenes. For the sequel, Carrey plays a vigilante named Colonel Stars and Stripes—a part that he filmed a month before December’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut that killed 20 children and six adults.
“Now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” Carrey said Sunday via Twitter.