(LOS ANGELES) — After his anti-gun spoof video took aim at Second Amendment proponents and the late actor and former National Rifle Association head Charlton Heston, Jim Carrey faced a backlash from conservative columnists and former fans alike.
At the time, Carrey promoted the video by tweeting, “‘Cold Dead Hand’ is abt u heartless motherf%ckers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids. Sorry if you’re offended by the word safety! ;^}”
Now, four months later, Carrey is dialing back the rhetoric while insisting he’s sticking to his guns.
The actor posted an apology on Twitter, saying, “Asslt rifle fans,I do not agree wth u,nor do I fear u but I do love u and I’m sorry tht in my outrage I called you names. That was wrong.”
The post continues, “Btw I don’t need a crisis mgr, just a conscience. Calling ppl names is inappropriate but my position on assault weapons hasn’t changed. ;^}”
Recently, Carrey made headlines by saying he wouldn’t promote his upcoming movie Kick-Ass 2, saying the film was made prior to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newton, Conn., and that now he found himself unable to support the “level of violence” in the film.
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