“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp issues apology for Trump assassination joke

Image capture of video by Time
  • Johnny Depp apologized for his bad joke about Trump
  • “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” was his controversial remark
  • The White House issued a strong statement condemning Depp’s comment

“Pirates of  the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp apologized for his remark about US President Donald Trump during his appearance at the Glastonbury Festival – a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts in England.

Depp introduced his 2004 movie “The Libertine” at a drive-in cinema in Glastonbury and answered questions from the audience.

“I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,” Depp said when asked about President Donald Trump.

“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,” Depp added.

As per a Variety article, the White House was not amused and issued a strong statement condemning the actor’s joke.

“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,” the statement read.

 Depp has since apologized for his controversial remarks.

“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump. It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone,” he said.