Jim Carrey Denonces Kick-Ass 2

So Jim Carrey is refusing to promote Kick-Ass 2 because of its violent content especially after the tragic events of Newtown, Connecticut. Does this make since to anyone if he was ok with the violence before Newtown what does that truly say about his mind set, as well as if the violence bothers him now should he in protest return the money he was paid to the studios instead of just refusing to promote the movie. Then again is Carrey justified in his actions? I mean most of us have read Kick-Ass 2 and yeah we can't deny there is violence, but is violence alone a reason to protest this film? (Personally I don't think violent content creates violence), but WHAT DO YOU THINK, has violence in comics (or any form of media for that matter) created violence in our society, or does the violence in our society create violence content in are media, or do you not even care?

By the way no matter what Jim Carrey does or says I still going to see Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.

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Posted by Joygirl

Jim Carrey is proven to be damaged goods. His opinion is of little to no worth.

Edited by Z3RO180

No I don't think Violense in media (comics, games, movies) I think what does though is news outlets. They basically shout LOOK AT THIS GAME IT'S BAD BECAUSE IT HAS BLOOD AND GUTS ITS BAD. At that's what I think on it..

Posted by DigbyKong

Then Carrey should denounce his paycheck and give it back.

Posted by Z3RO180

Also Jim Carrey knew what he was getting into.

Posted by JPWolf5
Posted by JPWolf5

@z3ro180: True but he supposedly did his part before the Newtown Tragedy so yes he knew what he was getting into but does his new mind set have any validity to it?

Posted by KnightRise

Then Carrey should denounce his paycheck and give it back.

Posted by Farkam

Oh Hollywood. Thanks for the luls.

Edited by MyNameWasDeleted

He is so clever- he just doesn't want to do the press junkets and he's found a slippery slope of a loophole- dat's fookin genius m8!

Edited by JPWolf5

@mynamewasdeleted: Not too clever if his contract stated he had to promote it. breach of contract will find him having to pay a lot too the studio if it where to head to legal proceedings

Posted by MyNameWasDeleted

@jpwolf5: public relations powerplays are not for the feint of heart- I think he's working the smarter safer angle. Who could fault him for his stance? Really?

Edited by WildcatKO

If the film does great at the box office, and it likely will, giving Carrey a popularity boost, better roles and money offers, let's see if Carrey denounces that.

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@jpwolf5 said:

So Jim Carrey is refusing to promote Kick-Ass 2 because of its violent content especially after the tragic events of Newtown, Connecticut. Does this make since to anyone if he was ok with the violence before Newtown what does that truly say about his mind set, as well as if the violence bothers him now should he in protest return the money he was paid to the studios instead of just refusing to promote the movie. Then again is Carrey justified in his actions? I mean most of us have read Kick-Ass 2 and yeah we can't deny there is violence, but is violence alone a reason to protest this film? (Personally I don't think violent content creates violence), but WHAT DO YOU THINK, has violence in comics (or any form of media for that matter) created violence in our society, or does the violence in our society create violence content in are media, or do you not even care?

By the way no matter what Jim Carrey does or says I still going to see Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.

Have most of us? Is it quite popular?

Posted by RustyRoy

That doesn't make any sense. Love Carrey but he should do the job he's paid for. Anyways I don't care if he promotes the movie or not, I'm going to see it.

Posted by Daredevilnut

He should have known that Kick Ass is super violent when he got the part.........

Posted by czechoslovakia

Open minded people should read this: http://badassdigest.com/2013/06/24/why-jim-carrey-changing-his-mind-on-kick-ass-2-is-great/

Posted by Fallen_Crippled

Then Carrey should denounce his paycheck and give it back.

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Posted by JPWolf5

@v_scarlotte_rose: Yeah that is a good article an it has an important message in that we should all be more open to changing stances. but why sandy hook there have been other tragic events involving violence before. I would have figured if he was so susceptible to change that one of those earlier events would have brought him to the same conclusion.

Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

Jim Carrey has gone crazy.

Posted by Extremis

I don't get this sentiment that people seem to have anymore about bashing celebs simply because they have money. Granted, there are plenty of people who are famous for no apparent reason other than their wealth and reckless behavior. But here it simply looks like the guy has changed his mind about violence in films after the events of Sandy Hook. Not to mention this isn't some tabloid superstar, it's Jim Carrey for crying out loud. I don't see a problem with this whatsoever. If things went on as usual THEN I would be questioning the state of affairs in Hollywood. But here someone seems to have been affected by recent, tragic events. There's no reason to assume he has an ulterior motive just because he's famous. He's a human being first and foremost. Geez.

Posted by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

Just saying he started acting and doing his role after the massacre so... Whys he denouncing it now???

Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones

Jim Carrey has gone crazy.

Gone?

Dude was crazy when he sigh own for a live action Greench movie.

Posted by akbogert

The nice thing is we got to see Millar compare himself to Tarantino as a filmmaker and suggest that Kick-Ass is a morally-driven franchise. That's more entertaining than the whole sequel could hope to be.

Posted by AweSam

@biteme_fanboy: He has been crazy from day one. It was just funny during the 90's.

Posted by The Stegman

Well, that's one way to get bloggers bloggin'

Posted by deaditegonzo

If you are somebody who has certain principles, more power to you. Stand by your beliefs, and feel good looking yourself in the mirror every morning.

However, if you are somebody who is willing to profiteer off of things you find clash with your ethics, then to me you are simply UNprincipled. If Kick Ass 2 is as distasteful to him as he would have us believe, then I have no idea how he can stand to profit from it.

And the writer of the article posted on here is the most pretentious, superior acting d***hole I have ever seen, and the internet is a big place.

Posted by joshmightbe

@jpwolf5 said:

@z3ro180: True but he supposedly did his part before the Newtown Tragedy so yes he knew what he was getting into but does his new mind set have any validity to it?

Yea cause the Newton thing was the first time anyone in history ever shot up a school.

Posted by SOG7dc

@deaditegonzo:

I agree to a certain extent. things happen. he changed his mind. happens to the very best of us. who are we to judge? and if he did the movie then he refused to promote it because of a devastating tragedy changing his mind should he not get paid for the work he already did? I think the people in this thread should hop off the high horse and look at things from his perspective instead of being so cynical. he is human after all. and I for one still and always will love jim carrey

Posted by deaditegonzo

@sog7dc said:

@deaditegonzo:

I agree to a certain extent. things happen. he changed his mind. happens to the very best of us. who are we to judge? and if he did the movie then he refused to promote it because of a devastating tragedy changing his mind should he not get paid for the work he already did? I think the people in this thread should hop off the high horse and look at things from his perspective instead of being so cynical. he is human after all. and I for one still and always will love jim carrey

If money does not mean more to him than his new found ethics, then he should return it on principle. Or better yet, pay it forward. Donate his paycheck to a charity that helps the families of victims.

But if money does mean more to him than his principles, then he should shut up about them, as they clearly dont have any value to begin with.

Edited by SOG7dc

@deaditegonzo:

I disagree. I think that he did the film, something tragic happened that affected him, and now he doesn't want to promote violence. he shouldn't be paid for work that he already did? I disagree with that

Posted by deaditegonzo

@sog7dc said:

@deaditegonzo:

I disagree. I think that he did the film, something tragic happened that affected him, and now he doesn't want to promote violence. he shouldn't be paid for work that he already did? I disagree with that

Oh, the studio should, and definitely did, pay him. But if it means to him what he says it does, he should literally put his money where his mouth is.

Posted by Dragonborn_CT

That sounds weird... Some months ago he was praising the movie for having so much fun with it...

Posted by JPWolf5
Posted by JPWolf5

@joshmightbe: I'm not sure if your being serious or facetious. Newtown is not the first attack on a school maybe an elementary school, but Columbine was the first. If your being serious you need to do your research before commenting on the inter-web otherwise you look like a tool.

Posted by joshmightbe

@jpwolf5: Sorry no sarcasm button on the laptop, so it remains difficult to express in text form.

Posted by JPWolf5

@joshmightbe: true sarcasm should have a special key Microsoft and Apple should work on that, but your right their are other incidents that you would think should have motivated him to say no to taking on this part.

Posted by joshmightbe

@jpwolf5: I also hate when people claim video games or movies inspire violence as if the world was just a bunch of rainbows and unicorns before someone first got punched on a screen. It just makes people sound stupid when they make those claims.

Posted by JPWolf5
Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

I could care less honestly I'm still watching Kick Ass 2

@jpwolf5 said:
By the way no matter what Jim Carrey does or says I still going to see Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.

I huurrrrd that!

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@jpwolf5 said:

@deaditegonzo: which article the bleeding cool article?


I guess the website is called "Bad Ass Digest".

Posted by JPWolf5

@deaditegonzo: didn't read the badass digest but the bleeding cool one cool it really took up for Carry in regards to him changing his mind

Posted by JediXMan

Interesting how he does this after he's done filming, after he got his paycheck, but not when the shooting actually happened.

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek
@jedixman said:

Interesting how he does this after he's done filming, after he got his paycheck, but not when the shooting actually happened.

Maybe he would get a fine if he did that? I think they sign a contract when they are filming so he couldn't have quit.

Posted by _Xander_Slade_

Well he actually denounced it because of the shooting in Sandy Hook New Jersey where 20 elementary school kids and 6 teachers were killed. Truth be told I love Jim Carrey the guy is literally 5/10 my childhood. But he's gone a lil crazy over the past decade, and he's always been known to be kind of irrational and emotionally charged, it's why he's such a good actor.

I think he really did feel it when he heard about the shooting, but I don't think he accounted for logic first, he just spoke from the heart and that lack of thinking before he leaped had a backlash effect.

Posted by HBKTimHBK

Eh, Jim Carrey can say what he wants, his heart is in the right place and he's funny. Besides, not like Kick Ass 2 is going to lose anything from Jim Carrey saying this.

Posted by Farkam

@jpwolf5 said:

@joshmightbe: I'm not sure if your being serious or facetious. Newtown is not the first attack on a school maybe an elementary school, but Columbine was the first. If your being serious you need to do your research before commenting on the inter-web otherwise you look like a tool.

Newtown is not the first attack on an elementary school. Columbine was not the first attack on a school either. Maybe you need to do your research : - )

Edited by Manwhohaseverything
Posted by theTimeStreamer

jim carrey can f*** off

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