Earlier this morning it was revealed that Johnny Depp had sparked some fury after making a series of comments about the President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Speaking at ‘Cinemageddon’ at Glastonbury, Depp was introducing his 2004 film The Libertine when he said ‘there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go’.
However the climax of his speech came a short while later and he pissed off A LOT of people.
So what did he say? Read it below:
By the way, this is going to be in the press – it will be horrible – I like that you are all a part of it. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?
I want to qualify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure suggesting you’ll assassinate the president is a controversial topic.
In the immediate aftermath of his speech, Trump himself hasn’t said a word – however a spokesperson of his has, according to TMZ.
The White House official is quoted as saying:
President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead.
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.
‘Condemned violence in all forms’? Didn’t he drop the Mother of All Bombs just a few months back?
So what does the future hold for Johnny? Personally – I’d say he won’t be going anywhere.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.