Johnny Depp’s Shocking Comments on Trump Have Everyone Talking

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Johnny Depp has been one of Hollywood’s most popular actors over the good part of the last two decades, so when he says something controversial, people tend to listen and dissect what it is that comes from his mouth. Speaking at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England on Thursday, Depp showed his disapproval of President Trump by saying:

“Can we bring Trump here? I think he needs help.”

He then proceeded to say, “This is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible: When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked a cheering crowd at the Glastonbury music festival in the U.K. on Thursday night. “Now I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it’s been awhile and maybe it’s time.”

For those who are unaware, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by Actor John Wilkes Booth in 1865, so there is certainly a connection there. For your information, it’s been approximately 152 years since an actor assassinated a U.S. President.

Many people are ecstatic over Depp’s comments while others are calling for him to be arrested for threats made towards a sitting U.S. President. If deemed a legitimate threat, Depp’s comments are a crime under U.S. Law — punishable by a fine or imprisonment.

“For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities,” the Secret Service explained in a statement.

What do you think? Were these real threats? Who’s side are you on? Depp’s or Trump’s?

  • MYSTIC

    Depp was just messing around.Some people take things to serious and tend to stir up Trouble with cynical Statements about what was said in JEST.

    • Joseph Corral

      too seriously

    • MikeFeldman

      Would you have written the same comments if Johnny Depp bhad talked about assassinating President Obama?

      • Sorry Feldman wrong bus to be in. Go tell Benji to quit fucking with our elections and make sure you forward the message to Putin too.

  • Bee Mayes

    def on Depp’s side.

  • Steve Fagan

    No one arrested Ted Nugent or Hank William Jr. or a host of other country and western music “stars” for their more direct threats against President Obama.

  • Stephanie Chastain

    He’s a pretty tragic alcoholic which often spurs loose talk but negates somewhat *the serious threat*. I personally find such talk troubling if only because it gives his supporters unnecessarily ammunition (no pun intended).

  • LetFreedomRing

    For one thing, Depp was obviously buzzed at the festival (judging by the video), so I truly hope it’s not held against him, these statements. As an American, I can hardly blame him for making the comments, but maybe not the best idea, considering his position in the entertainment industry, to be kidding around in such a manner, but again, intoxication I’m sure played a major role in it. If I had any say, I’d tell the secret service to lighten up, give Depp a break,… besides, you don’t need any more public opinion “against” you than you have already; and if you locked up Depp for treason, I’m sure his fans would, without a doubt, make themselves heard quite loudly. Just my opinion.

  • jsexton9

    Trump and his supporters have very thin skins. Depp was apparently just joking. It certainly didn’t sound like a threat to me. But around the White House they may be looking at it in a very different light, and Mr. Depp might do well to go on an extended tour outside the USA for about 4 years.

  • MikeFeldman

    Johnny Depp’s career is on a downward slide. He was trying to be cool. He doesn’t know how.

    • Mikey get a life yer no fun.

      • MikeFeldman

        If having fun with you is getting a life, I don’t want one.

  • MYSTIC

    I sure would have.I don’t take Actors like Depp Serious.