Jim Carrey apologizes to gun owners

Jim Carrey Tweets Apology To Gun Owners

Jim Carrey may have had a change of heart in his ongoing feud with gun owners and Second Amendment advocates. He is giving them some love instead.

The actor and vocal supporter of strict gun control laws took to Twitter today to apologize for the tone of his past comments. Even though he still strongly disagrees with them, the actor said on Twitter that he was sorry that he engaged in name callling in his outrage over gun violence such as that occurred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

You’ll recall that back in March, Carrey — who has admitted to being chaperoned by an armed bodyguard — mocked the late Charlton Heston in a Funny or Die video that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. Heston, the Hollywood legend and Oscar winner for Ben Hur, was a strong supporter of gun rights and served as president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003. As the controversy over the video expanded on social media, Carrey referred to gun owners as “heartless motherf*****s on Twitter.

Carrey also got into a war-of-words with some Fox News commentators in the gun control debate over the “Cold Dead Hand” video that seemed to be a cheap shot against the respected actor who passed away in 2008 after suffering for years from Alzheimer’s disease.

Carrey, 51, recently stirred things up again when he announced that he was unwilling to promote his new movie Kick-Ass 2 in which he plays Colonel Stars and Stripes. In late June, Carrey condemned the new film when he tweeted “I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence.”

With his latest tweets, Carrey, whose acting career has been on the decline for some time, appears to be trying to mend fences with assault rifle owners and gun owners generally.

Are you surprised that Jim Carrey is reaching out to gun owners given how polarized the situation was only a few months ago?