Johnny Depp wittingly cracked a shocking joke about assassinating U.S. President Donald Trump during a speech he gave at Glastonbury Festival.
This happened at the annual British music gathering on Thursday, when the actor took to the stage to introduce his 2004 movie The Libertine. However, the audience was taken aback when the 54-year-old started digressing to American politics.
“Can we bring Trump here (to Glastonbury)?” he asked the crowd. “I think (Donald) Trump needs help. There are a lot of dark places he could go.”
Johnny’s statements escalated when he seemed to allude to the 1865 assassination of iconic U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot dead by actor John Wilkes Booth.
“I’m not insinuating anything – by the way this will be in the press and it will be horrible – but when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he mused to members of the crowd, who responded to the astonishing statement with loud cheers.
Depp went on to qualify his remarks by assuring fans he meant no harm with the Trump assassination reference – the star made it clear he was merely observing the fact that an American president has not been assassinated in over a century and a half
“I want to clarify,” he added, “I’m not an actor. I lie for a living (but) it’s been a while. Maybe it’s about time.
Johnny then defended his movie The Libertine, a 2004 historic drama about drunken and lecherous 17th century English poet John Wilmot that was largely panned by critics.
“It’s a film that needs to be seen,” he insisted.
Well, let’s hope Mr Trump will let that slide, we don’t want Johnny to be ‘’Covfefed’’ after all…
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