Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp find himself in hot water after talking about Donald Trump and presidential assassinations at the Glastonbury Festival.
“Can we bring Trump here?” Depp asked the crowd. “I think he needs help.”
The 54-year-old actor continued, “This is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible. But I like that you’re all a part of it.” Then, in an apparent reference to John Wilkes Booth, Depp said, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
He also added, “I want to clarify, I’m not an actor,” he added. “I lie for a living.”
Mark Dice posted this video in response:
The White House responded in a statement:
“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,” the statement reads, according to Variety. “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.”
Hollywood fails again.