Jim Carrey speaking out about his new movie "Kick-Ass 2"
Jim Carrey is not planning to promote his new movie "Kick-Ass 2" because he says it is too violentPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
(KTNV) -- Actor Jim Carrey is under fire this morning for refusing to do any promotion for his new movie that he says is too violent.
It all started with a tweet from the actor apologizing for the movie "Kick-Ass 2."
The comic-book sequel is about a group of teenage crime-fighting superhero wanna-be's.
Carrey says that in his opinion the movie is too violent and he can't support it in the wake of incidents like the Sandy Hook school shooting.
Twenty-six people died in the shooting at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.
He wrote: "I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. 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."
The creator of the comic and executive producer for the movie Mark Millar has responded saying: "Ultimately, this is his decision, but I've never quite bought the notion that violence in fiction leads to violence in real-life any more than Harry Potter casting a spell creates more boy wizards in real life."
Carey has been pro-gun control for a long time.
Some fans are wondering if his conscience will have him donating his big paycheck from the movie to anti-gun groups and charities.
Either way, refusing to do press for a movie is kind of unheard of, especially from a big star like Jim Carrey.
Industry analysts say that it could cost him.
The movie is scheduled to open in August and has a R rating for violence and lots of profanity.
It is a sequel -- the original was also kind of shocking because of its violence and the potty mouth of the teen vigilante "Hit Girl."
The movie may be based on a comic book but it's definitely not for children.
Jim Carrey was not in the first movie.