Actor Jim Carrey is known for having posted vulgar Twitter rants against gun owners and gun ownership. Now he’s tweeting he’s sorry. He’s also decided he can’t support the new film he stars in, “Kick-Ass 2” since he says it is violent. The Huffington Post has reaction to Carrey’s post-production views from the movie’s creator.
“As you may know, Jim is a passionate advocate of gun-control and I respect both his politics and his opinion, but I’m baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn’t in the screenplay eighteen months ago,” Millar wrote. “Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called ‘Kick-Ass 2’ really has to do what it says on the tin.”
At Deadline.com, film reporter Mike Fleming put on his op-ed hat to write about Carrey, noting that the actor “completely [blew] an opportunity to use this movie as a platform to discuss” a wide variety of gun-control issues. (Fleming also wondered whether studios would still hire Carrey after his comments, as they could be perceived “like a star who cashed a big check to act in and promote a film, and then turned his back on the second part of that bargain.”)
So has Carrey given back the paycheck? If he hasn’t, will he? If he so abhors the work he’s’ done and is essentially discouraging the public from buying a ticket, is that grounds for legal action from the producers? Hmm.