Jim Carrey slams own movie

Jim Carrey had a change of heart regarding his upcoming movie Kick Ass 2.

Instead of promoting the film, the actor has condemned its violence in a series of tweets to his over 10 million followers.

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

I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to e

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 23, 2013

In the movie Carrey plays Colonel Stars and Stripes, a former Mob henchman turned masked super hero/Born Again Christian who fights crime with his faithful yet brutal dog Sophia.

The Kick Ass movies are based on a comic book series by Mark Millar, featuring a teen turned superhero named Kick-Ass and young crime fighter Hit Girl.

The first instalment, featuring a 11-year-old Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl using the c-word, was rated R18 because of its graphic violence, drug use and offensive language.

The baffled author responded to Carrey’s comments on his own website.