The entertainer’s project won’t be released until August, and that’s more than eight weeks from now, but and the star has a big issue with it. Before the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary in Decemebr of 2012, the star acted in the filming of the flick and his intentions were to put out the best movie possible to entertain his fans
It appears Carrey's philosophy about guns changed after that tragic day. Instead of being comfortable in roles with guns, Carrey would prefer roles without such weapons to keep in line with his new beliefs.
“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…” wrote Jim Carrey on Twitter. With only so many characters, his message was cut off and he continued in a new posting. “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.”
While fans were shocked to see the decision of the star, it’s a noble place for him to begin in deciding what voilent roles he will and will not take in the future. However, his abrupt decision has also jeoparized his upcoming film and made violence in the movie (and well as other movies) a focal point. Whether fans agree or disagree about his character line, Carrey has threatened the success of the movie by attacking his own work.
If Jim Carrey feels so strongly about his new ideology on gun control and violence, then the star needs to put his money where his mouth is. He put the entire film in jeopardy with his words and all the performers (and crew too.) He should give his salary back to the film producers and allow the movie to be seen for free. Or, better yet, offer up the entire sum from the movie, including his salary and future sales, to the Sandy Hook victim’s families as the community is still dealing with the pain.
Making such a broad and shocking statement needs a point and purpose. Carrey could lead by example and put focus on this issue by truly helping others and going a step beyond his words. The cash would send a bigger signal than any of his words could offer.
Carrey's idea of stepping away from the movie is noble. For the fan's sake, let's hope he does more than just talk.
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