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?