*update* 4pm Eastern:
The White House has responded to his ‘joke’. And now that he’s looking like an ass in public, he’s trying to walk it back.
The original article, seen below the line, describes the original joke about Trump’s assassination.
Since publication, the White House and Depp have both added to the conversation:
The White House took the high road:
WH official sends this response to Johnny Depp comments –> pic.twitter.com/571ELQqo9t
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) June 23, 2017
Here’s Depp walking it back:
The actor issued a statement exclusively to PEOPLE apologizing for the remarks he made Thursday in England at the Glastonbury Festival, during which he asked the crowd, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” he said. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.” — People
Do you buy it?
Here was the original article:
About a month after 81 people were killed or maimed by a jihadi at ONE UK music event — an actor jokes about killing someone else at another one. They cheered, of course.
Give a Hollywood A-lister a stage, and what do they do with it?
They publicly fantasize about the deaths of their political rivals while claiming the moral high ground.
Trump-hating actor Johnny Depp used an appearance at the UK music festival Glastonbury to take another stab at the president he loathes on Thursday.
Appearing on stage to introduce a screening of his film The Libertine, Depp asked a crowd of party-goers: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?’
They cheered in response, their enthusiasm seeming to surprise the 54-year-old who shrugged as they applauded him.
Launching his attack on the president, Depp said: ‘Can we bring Trump here? I think he needs help,’ he said, attracting boos.
Then, almost under his breath, he said: ‘This is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible but I like that you’re all a part of it,’ before making his assassination remark. –read more
When was the last time? It depends on the parameters of the question.
When did an actor Kill a President? That would be this guy:
He was also the first Republican — the Anti-Slavery party — and the theater has been opposed to the Party of Liberty ever since.
But An actor turned Republican President was nearly killed. Do you remember why? The yahoo with the gun — Hinckley — claimed he was doing it to impress Jodie Foster.
Was she horrified? Sure. But what do we learn from this?
We learn that some people out there are eager to please Hollywood idols and some will go to insane lengths to please them and get their attention.
Hollywood can say their words and actions have no impact. But they don’t believe that. Or else they wouldn’t be leaning so heavily on their name and fame to try to influence elections. They can’t have it both ways.
And let’s not forget, that while he was cracking up his audience in Glastonbury, several victims of the LAST assassination attempt are recovering from their wounds.
Would he be willing go visit the DC cop (She’s black and a Lesbian) who was one of the injured heroes that shot the LAST would-be assassin dead? Would he look her in the eye and make his little joke? Oh, it’s funny when it’s a white Republican, but when it’s a black lady cop… maybe THAT life matters.
He’s pretty ballsy spouting off about other people, considering what a mess he’s made of his own life.
Spend your money on his franchise if you like.
He doesn’t need my family’s hard-earned cash.
If I wanted to watch a sexually ambiguous bumbler on tv, I could watch anyone on the major ‘news’ networks.
Depp’s not the only dork to use the words ‘Assassinate’ and ‘Trump’ in the same sentence.
Look at the long list of calls to assassinate President Trump that ClashDaily has reported on since the Election:
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