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Jim Carrey apologizes to gun owners for offensive comments

 

Jim Carrey is saying he's sorry. 

The comedic actor sent out a series of tweets on Sunday apologizing for comments he's made in the past about gun owners. 

"[Assault] rifle fans, I do not agree [with] u, nor do I fear u but I do love u and I'm sorry [that] in my outrage I called you names.That was wrong," he wrote. "[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."

The apology comes just a few weeks after Carrey withdrew his support for his upcoming film “Kick-Ass 2,” explaining that he can’t stand behind the movie’s violent themes.

“I did Kickass [sic] a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," he tweeted in June, referring to the shootings that killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school last December. 

"My apologies… to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

Carrey also addressed his opinion on guns back in March when he starred in a Funny or Die online video about gun control.

In the skit, the “Ace Ventura” star mocked Charlton Heston, the former “Planet of the Apes” actor who later became the president of the NRA. Heston died in 2008 at the age of 84.

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