Jim Carrey is taking a stand, perhaps at the expense of his struggling career. The former A-lister took to Twitter on Sunday to distance himself from his forthcoming movie, "Kick-Ass 2."
"I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," he explained, referring to the Connecticut elementary school shooting that killed 20 children and six adults. "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."
Carrey plays Colonel Stars and Stripes in the R-rated sequel, in which he goes vigilante opposite original leads Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Chloe Grace Moretz (Hit-Girl). In addition to wielding a baseball bat and siccing his canine sidekick on bad-guy testicles, the square-jawed, flat-topped colonel offers these words of wisdom in the trailer: "Try to have fun. Otherwise, what's the point?"