We had a feeling this would happen…
Johnny Depp has apologised for those comments he made about assassinating Donald Trump at the Glastonbury Festival on Thursday, last week.
The actor joked about assassinating the President while introducing his 2004 film The Libertine at the festival’s new Cinemageddon stage.
“Can we bring Trump here?” he asked, before receiving loud boos and roars from the crowd.
“I think Donald Trump needs help,” he said during his speech. “There are a lot of dark places he could go.
“I’m not insinuating anything – by the way this will be in the press and it will be horrible – but when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he continued, obviously in reference to John Wilkes Booth, the actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
After many loud cheers from the audience, he concluded by saying:
“I want to clarify, I’m not an actor, I lie for a living.”
The next day, Johnny Depp apologised for his “controversial” remarks…
“I apologise for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump.”
“I apologise for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” he told People magazine.
“It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”
The White House issued a separate statement about JD’s comments…
“I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official,” said Press Secretary, Sean Spicer.
Yikes! Let’s hope Johnny Depp has learnt from his mistake…