RAINN Calls Out Johnny Depp for Rape Comment

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He may get away with saying almost anything as Captain Jack Sparrow, but Johnny Depp is at the center of a controversy due to remarks he makes in the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

In an interview with the magazine, the actor expresses his disdain for photo shoots by comparing them to rape, actually reiterating that word for emphasis.

Johnny Depp Vanity Fair Cover

In response, RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) has issued the statement:

"While photos may feel at times intrusive, being photographed in no way compares to rape - a violent crime which affects another American every 2 minutes. RAINN welcomes the opportunity to speak with Mr. Depp and educate him about the real life experiences faced by survivors every day, and ways that he can work with RAINN to help."

Do you think Depp should apologize for his word choice?


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im really just done with the whole "TMZ"-style entertainment and gossip.. that and people are way too sensitive and offended way too easily. not everything said has a direct line to your life, so dont view it that way, i think it speaks volumes that people who have been raped are standing up for Johnny depp's choice of words, and saying that RAINN has no need to get involved. i personally have been through hell in the past few years, and prior to that my life was no picnik. i have dealt with abusive people and overbearing people, neither of which i will tolerate anymore, but a comedian making a joke or an artist using a comparison in connection with these matters has no effect on me because it shouldnt. RAINN needs to mind its own business, and society needs to let these artists have their lives back. you cannot have a life with no privacy.. because then it is no longer yours and you have to share it with the world. thats not how it should be.


Frankly, IF he were to apologize I wouldn't believe it anyway!! (not that he needs to)
There are far too many insincere apologies floating around out there. $$$$$$$


I was raped by three men at a deserted rapid staion one night at knifepoint when I was a young woman. It was hideous. The act of rape is horrible; the word "rape" has no power unless we assign power to it. Mr. Depp is a very sensitive and decent person. He meant no harm. It's just a word, people. Concentrate more on punishing the rapists and teaching your male children to respect women. Don't punish the person who uses a word.


WOW really First people attack Hank JR now Johnny what's the world coming to....he's using an analogy (Think that's right) With the crazed fans and people w cameras always showing up catching his every move I'm sure he feels Raped an invasion of his privacy unwanted attention at times YES he may be an actor and in the Limelight but that doesn't mean he doesn't deserve privacy....I with ya Johnny don't apologize you did nothing wrong and FREEDOM of Speech say whatcha wanna say and how ya feel its your right...


are you serious this is over the dam top
I mean im a comedian I talk about everyone and everything. I mean if your this shallow then you need to just hide under a rock. Its not that serious people really.


It really does seem that NO ONE can say anything at all anymore without thinking it through because no matter what one wants to say it doesn't seem to be right regardless.


Can anyone say anything anymore with out being critisized for it??? The whole politically correct thing kills me. I miss the good old days when people took everything in stride.


This is so stuped.Im sure he didnt mean it that way Rainn!! All of u ppl always gota twist what ppl say and make them sound to vial and wrong when that isnt what they meant to say at all.Get real and stop twisting ppl words .


He is a man and men dont usually get raped. So i take it that being ogled by camera people, to him, is like being violated with out control of the situation. Im sorry people need to stop taking everything so literal.. Take offense when someone says go get raped or rape isnt a big deal.. If Johnny feels like hes been raped we should feel sorry for him having those feelings.. Have compasion!!


it's pathetic how people take serious offence to such comments that aren't ment to be taken offensively. he was merely stating that he feels extremely violated in the sense like a rape victom would when in a photo shoot