Jim Carrey Calls Past Anti-Gun Comments 'Inappropriate'

Carrey apologies for calling gun owners names, but stands by his pro-control views.

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Jim Carrey is backtracking from his past anti-gun sentiments, or at least the names he called those who disagreed with him. Sunday, the comedy star apologized for his comments that may have offended "assault rifle fans," but stood by his pro-gun control stance.

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"[Assault] rifle fans, I do not agree [with] [you], nor do I fear [you] but I do love [you] and I'm sorry [that] in my outrage I called you names. That was wrong. 3^{," he tweeted, adding, "[By the way], I don't need a crisis [manager], just a conscience. Calling [people] names is inappropriate but my position on assault weapons hasn't changed. ;^}"

Earlier this year, Carrey made a Funny or Die parody video mocking gun rights activists, which he posted to Twitter with the comment, "'Cold Dead Hand' is [about you] heartless motherf-----s unwilling [to] bend [for] the safety of our kids. Sorry if you're offended by the word safety! ;^}"

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Carrey also took to Twitter just last month to declare he would not be supporting his upcoming movie, "Kick-Ass 2," because of its violent content. Mark Millar, co-author of the "Kick-Ass" comic books and an executive producer of the film, pushed back at Carrey's decision to withdraw support, arguing on a blog post, "Our job as storytellers is to entertain and our toolbox can't be sabotaged by curtailing the use of guns in an action movie."

It is unclear whether Carrey's softening rhetoric means he would be back to promote the film, which comes out in August.

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