Actor Jim Carrey says recent events, specifically the Sandy Hook shooting, have caused him to reevaluate the amount of violence he participates in on-screen.
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
@JimCarrey can you explain more? You're basically saying you don't indorse kick ass even though you're a big part of it? Seems strange to me
— J-A-M-E-S (@james_warwick) June 23, 2013
“@JimCarrey: I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies" WTF!?
— Pablo Carvajal (@ImCarvajal) June 23, 2013
Some think he should put his money where his mouth is.
— Reverend Light (@ReverendLight12) June 23, 2013
But at least Carrey seems to realize that there could be a connection between violent films and real-life violence.
@JimCarrey very brave to come out with that, I hope you get that support form the film industry, most are good understanding people
— Timothy Dougherty (@mindtraps) June 23, 2013
@JimCarrey you are the man!
— KC Monnie (@KCMonnie) June 23, 2013
We’ve seen that it’s not very popular in the film industry to call into question the on-screen violence.
The director “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino, completely lost it when a reporter dared to ask him if he thinks there could be a link.