Add Johnny Depp to the growing list of unhinged Hollywood moonbats calling for the assassination of President Donald Trump in the name of “tolerant liberalism.”
Depp, 54, is being widely slammed for an apparent drunken rant where he said “maybe it is time” for an actor to assassinate the president since “it has been a while.”
The last time that happened was 1865, when John Wilkes Booth murdered Abraham Lincoln in a theater.
While speaking at the Glastonbury Festival in England on Thursday, Depp said:
When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while. And maybe it is time.
— BBC News Ents Team (@BBCNewsEnts) June 23, 2017
The crowd reacted with a mixture of applause and boos. The assassination “joke” fell flat since it was just last week that Congressman Steve Scalise was shot by a leftist gunman who wanted to assassinate Republican lawmakers.
While Depp apologists defended the actor by claiming he was joking, his statement that “maybe it is time” had many questioning his motives and his sanity.
Besides, Johnny Depp should never joke about killing someone given his well-documented history of alleged violence, alcoholism and drug abuse. In May 2016, Depp’s ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, accused him of beating her during a fight at their Los Angeles apartment.
Heard was granted a restraining order and later filed for divorce. The divorce has since been settled, but the incident will remain a permanent stain on the reputation of an actor who was once widely loved and respected.
This week, new court documents revealed that Depp’s management team knew he was “extremely volatile” and had “sometimes ‘gotten physical'” with Heard, but they covered it up to protect his career (and no doubt, their fat commissions).
In 1994, Depp was arrested for allegedly trashing a hotel room in a drug-addled fit of rage. In numerous interviews, Depp has admitted he’s an alcoholic who has repeatedly abused drugs throughout his life.
Meanwhile, Twitter slammed Depp for his assassination “joke,” saying he should be investigated by the Secret Service for making a threat against President Trump and for inciting violence.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 23, 2017
If Johnny Depp was Jon Voigt and Trump was Obama… the media and public would be having a heart attack right now…
— Live Monitor (@amlivemon) June 23, 2017
Johnny Depp is a worthless drug addict/alcoholic/wife-beater who has gone thru his millions & would be bankruot without the "Pirates" flix.
— Jeune👠 (@ExMrsSallah) June 23, 2017
That’s what massive use of drugs and Hollywood brainwashing does to these poor cucks!
— Ashley Smith (@Toddsladylove) June 23, 2017
— Rootbeer ?? ?? (@rootbeer06) June 23, 2017
Hollywood is Completely unhinged!
— Deplorable Jeri (@jeri55) June 23, 2017
Another Hollywood irrelevant. Spouts aversion to”hate speech” but of course doesn’t apply to him or his friends in his bubble
— Reta Horner (@retahorner) June 23, 2017
— Rosaria (@IPatrioticWoman) June 23, 2017
It’s no wonder I watch few Hollywood movies these days. The industry is so sick and perverted. This guy is one example.
— Shawn Beaton (@towers1591) June 23, 2017
HE SEEMS HIGH OR DRUNK OR BOTH. TYPICAL OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. MOST HAVE DISTURBINGLY ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR.
— The Truth (@TheTruth_789) June 23, 2017
I sure hope so! I’m tired of these celebrities making threats to our President. Lock them up!
— G. (@GeeGJU) June 23, 2017
— Rhode Island Red (@Rome_Fell) June 23, 2017
— TonightsGame.com (@TonightsFights) June 23, 2017
What a sicko!
— Deplorable Michael (@MichaelDKolpack) June 23, 2017
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 23, 2017
Update 1: The White House issued a strong statement condemning Depp’s disgusting theatrics.
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.
Update 2: Johnny Depp issued a statement Friday apologizing for his assassination “joke.”
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.
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