Johnny Depp owes many people an apology:
Amber Heard. His accountant. Anyone who has purchased a ticket to any of his movies in the last five years.
But there’s one person to whom Depp has finally been forced to issue a mea culpa, following quite a you-know-what storm created by the actor on Thursday night after he did THIS:
Yes, that’s a video of Johnny Depp threatening the life of Donald Trump.
Appearing at the Glastonbury Film Festival yesterday, Depp told the crowd that the "press" would likely get a hold of what he was about to say, but… screw it!
He was gonna go ahead and say it anyway.
When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? Depp stupidly asked.
The distasteful, borderline illegal remark prompted Depp to be roasted over the Twitter coals (below), while it also elicited a reaction from the White House.
"President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead," the Trump administration said in a statement this afternoon, adding:
"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."
It’s hard to disagree with any point made here.
With the backlash mounting, Depp came out on Friday and said he was sorry.
"I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” the actor told People. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice.
"I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone."
It was pretty clear that Depp regretted the remark as soon as he uttered it.
"I want to clarify, I’m not an actor. I lie for a living," Depp said in an attempt to backtrack, just moments after making his quasi threat last night.
But new information has surfaced that makes it clear Depp can’t really be all that sorry.
It also makes it clear that Depp may have disdain for Trump, but he’s also had disdain for the office of the President for a very long time now.
TMZ has unearthed photos that depict Depp standing in front of the White House and raising his middle finger.
There’s also a photo of him picking his nose in the press room, along with tales of how disrespectful he acted in general during a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January of 1988.
On hand for a ceremony for the fight against AIDS hosted by President and Nancy Reagan, the then-21 Jump Street star flipped off cameras and made rude gestures during a private White House tour.
He reportedly angered the Secret Service when he lit up a cigarette in the Rose Garden at one point and then dared to do so again in the Blue Room.
When the time for him to stand in receiving line and meet the President came, agents told Depp he could not participate because he had shown disrespect.
We somehow doubt he cared at the time, however.
It’s therefore official we guess:
Pirates of the Caribbean Season 5 was only the second worst thing Johnny Depp has ever done.
What a schmuck.