The Pirates of the Carribean, Edward Scissorhands, and 21 Jump Street star is under fire today for a simple question made London. That question was about the assassination of a president.
When Was The Last Time?
According to reports, Depp supposedly called for the assassination of President Trump at the Glastonbury Arts Festival. Depp is of deep English decent and attended the festival to introduce the screening one of his films, The Libertine. Mr. Depp first asked the audience “Can you bring Trump here?” and after meeting a series of boos and jeers, he says, “You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to clarify: I’m not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it’s been awhile, and maybe it’s time.” After all, the famous Captain Jack Sparrow did once say “Me, I’m dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for.”
His words are being understood as an illusion to the famous assassination of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in 1865. Booth was obviously an actor. Depp never specifically said he would assassinate the President, but people are taking things out of proportion and taking it that way. He was only asking a simple question to his English audience who honestly agree with the better part of America. Freedom of Speech, savvy?
Depp already admitted his comments would be taken out of proportion and said “By the way, this is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible. Ir’s just a question; I’m not insinuating anything.” You’re perfectly right Johnny, you asked a simple question. His critics, which obviously have nothing nice to say about the actor regardless, called his remarks as distasteful and dangerous given their timing. Hey, people have done worse things regarding President Obama but obviously, THAT was ok for Republicans. And not to mention the “taking matters into their own hands” comment Trump made about Hillary Clinton during the election. He basically called for the assassination of a presidential candidate but that was perfectly fine for him.
Make what you will of the comment, but at least people love to hear Johnny Depp talk, unlike Trump. Depp 2020 anyone?