Civil Liberties

Jim Carrey's New Movie Is Too Violent for Jim Carrey

Because Sandy Hook.


Commence your eye-rolling:

Jim Carrey has shocked producers of forthcoming comic-book sequel Kick-Ass 2, in which he stars as a baseball-bat-wielding masked crimefighter, after denouncing the "level of violence" that permeates the film in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.

Carrey, who has been an outspoken proponent of increased gun control in the wake of the shootings by gunman Adam Lanza in December, tweeted on Sunday that he could no longer support the film. 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."

I have no special insight into what has happened inside Jim Carrey's head, but this should serve as a lesson to those activists who think the best way to argue against new gun regulations is to blame the media for violence instead. Turns out it's possible to blame both.

Bonus video: Speaking of Jim Carrey and guns: