Jim Carrey Can’t Support ‘Kick Ass 2′ After Sandy Hook Massacre

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Jim Carrey plays Colonel Stars and Stripes in the upcoming sequel “Kick Ass 2.”

Jim Carrey is knocking his own movie, Kick Ass 2, for its violence after the Sandy Hook massacre gave him a change of heart, reports TMZ.

Kick Ass 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the superhero film Kick Ass, which grossed over $100 million worldwide in 2010. The movie is based off the comic book of the same name and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The sequel continues the story as a new masked superhero, Colonel Stars and Stripes (Carrey), forms a team with the other heroes while Hit Girl (Moretz) attempts to persue a normal life.

The movie, known for its extreme violence, was filmed before the deadly and devastating events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which saw twenty first graders and six adults murdered. But now as the film nears its August release date, Carry wants to separate himself from its violence.

Universal Studios declined to comment on the matter, but producer Mark Millar said he is “baffled” by Carrey’s statement.

“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 said in a statement. “Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin.”

This is not the first time Carrey has spoken out about gun violence after the Sandy Hook shooting. In February when gun sales were increasing, the actor tweeted that anyone “who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting.”