Johnny Depp muses about assassinating President Trump

By Alexa Caruso on June 23, 2017 | 13 Comments

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp at Glastonbury may have an unwelcome visit from the Secret Service in his future after the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales actor talked about killing the U.S. President at an event in Glastonbury, U.K..

Depp was introducing his 2004 film The Libertine at a drive-in event at Cineramageddon — a five day film festival within the Glastonbury Festival — when, after receiving questions from the excited audience, he answered: “I think [President Trump] needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go. It is just a question — I’m not insinuating anything. 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.”

The crowd cheered as he continued, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” He’s referring, of course, to the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth. He went on, “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.”

Trump has been a sore spot for many in the entertainment industry who have often felt the wrath of the blustering President after voicing their criticisms. You might remember when Meryl Streep used her lifetime achievement award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes in January to criticize Trump, to which he responded on Twitter, calling her “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood.”

The most recent, and probably most severe case, involves Kathy Griffin, who faced potentially career-ending backlash and an investigation by the Secret Service after posting a photo of herself holding the fake severed head of President Trump.

Suffice it to say, Depp may have to watch what happens next, because chances are, he’s got an angry President coming his way. ~Alexa Caruso

Comments & Discussion

  1. Lee Mac • June 23, 2017 @ 2:39 PM

    Hmm I thought these Hollywood ass wipes would have learned a lesson
    from Kathy Griffins attempt at ” Crossing ” the Line
    I’m ALL for one of these celebs being made an example off
    and Depp would probably Improve his acting ability after a few years behind
    Bars 🙂

  2. Gigi • June 23, 2017 @ 3:54 PM

    If Kathy Griffin was so harassed that she’s in tears because she thinks her career is over, Depp should get the same treatment. He’s practically asking people to go out and kill Trump.

  3. Chad • June 23, 2017 @ 7:57 PM

    There are a good many people asking someone to kill Trump. Kathy and Johnny just happen to be foolish enough to say it while being famous.

  4. A R • June 23, 2017 @ 10:57 PM

    POTUS assassinated?, one less racist woman basher in this world is fine by me

  5. Snepts • June 24, 2017 @ 5:38 AM

    Get ready, Johnny — Trump’s lackeys are coming for you.

  6. Michael Bauer • June 24, 2017 @ 10:22 AM

    Just what we need. Comments from an ignorant idiot ( the name Depp in German means idiot) who is paid vast sume of money for making faces. Grow up Depp, Be grateful that you luckily stumbled upon acting ( in your case overacting) because you surely would have been a failure in the real world. Stay in France. They appreciate talentless morons like you and Jerry Lewis.

  7. CDubya • June 24, 2017 @ 1:44 PM

    Words hurt. 🙂

  8. silvio b • June 24, 2017 @ 1:55 PM

    Comments from an ignorant idiot to response from an other ignorant idiot in charge of the untied states their Michael Bauer, Donald trump is no better

  9. Snepts • June 25, 2017 @ 3:53 AM

    Like it or not, Trump is the new face of America — that’s just a fact.

  10. Wanda • June 25, 2017 @ 10:03 PM

    I used to be a big Johnny Depp fan. Not anymore! This irresponsible rhetoric makes me sick to my stomach. I will not be seeing anymore of his films. I hope his pocket book gets even more empty than what is reported about his finances. So sick, So SAD! Go home Johnny and think about it.

  11. Snepts • June 26, 2017 @ 4:06 PM

    Not everyone is made of the same moral fortitude as Donald Trump, Wanda…

  12. chris • June 26, 2017 @ 10:26 PM

    HELLO snepts—leds have a new play and you are in it—how would you like it—

  13. Snepts • June 27, 2017 @ 6:07 AM

    Tell me more…

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