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'Kick Ass 2' Star Jim Carrey Tweets Backhanded Apology

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There probably still won't be any Christmas cards exchanged between Jim Carrey and the NRA, but he (sort of) apologize to gun owners over the weekend after numerous rants aimed at the group.

"Asslt rifle fans,I do not agree with u,nor do I fear u but I do love u," Carrey tweeted Sunday. "I'm sorry tht in my outrage I called you names. That was wrong."

The comedian, megastar and gun-control advocate publicly pulled his support of "Kick-Ass 2" in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newton, Connecticut that shook the nation late last year. He plays Colonel Stars and Stripes, a character that is no stranger to violence, in the action comedy comic book sequel, teaming up with heroes old and new.

"I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," he tweeted.

"Kick-Ass" creator Mark Millar responded on his website: "I respect 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. Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called 'Kick-Ass 2' really has to do what it says on the tin."

Carrey also tweeted the following on Sunday:

 

"Kick-Ass 2" hits theaters August 16.

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