Johnny Depp Assassination Joke Draws Rebuke from White House

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Just a few weeks ago, it seemed impossible to believe that Johnny Depp would make a worse career decision than starring in Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

Then the actor flew to England to take part in the Glastonbury Film Festival.

And then he opened his mouth, basically threatened to murder Donald Trump ... and made his latest turn as Captain Jack Sparrow come across as pure genius by comparison.

Johnny Depp Smokes

In case you missed it, Depp introduced an old movie at this at the aforementioned event last night, but not before making a very dumb remark about President Donald Trump.

"This is going to be in the press, and it will be horrible..." the actor said, speaking to a crowd and clearly well aware that he was about to say something stupid.

"When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?" he then asked.

The answer, as we're sure Depp is aware, was 1845, when John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln in the head while he was watching a play.

"I want to clarify, I’m not an actor. I lie for a living," Depp quickly said in a weak attempt to extricate the foot from his mouth.

You can click PLAY on the following video to see the former Oscar nominee crack unwise and not be funny:

Surprisingly, Trump has not addressed the comments on Twitter (yet), but the White House itself has issued the following statement:

"President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and its sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead.

"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."

The Secret Service is aware of Depp's comment, Secret Service staff assistant Shawn Holtzclaw told CNN.

"For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities," reads a separate statement from the Secret Service.

The White House actually does have a point here.

Back when Ted Nugent said ludicrous and dangerous things about Barack Obama, other stars jumped all over Twitter to castigate him.

But we haven't come across a single famous take on social media in response to what Depp said here.

Johnny Depp in Glastonbury

(To be fair, pretty much everyone on the Internet slammed Kathy Griffin after she posed with the severed head of Trump earlier this month.)

Depp, meanwhile, has had a worse year than the American political system.

He remains accused of beating Amber Heard and his own management team has acknowledged that the star has a serious spending problem.

The stupid hat-wearing actor simply can't stop draining his own bank account.

When it comes to Trump, Depp hasn't been able to resist taking as many shots as possible, either.

Johnny Depp: Pirates 5 Premiere

Prior to the November election, he said the following in an interview:

“If Trump is elected… we will see the actual last President of the United States. It just won’t work after that.”

He also referred to Trump as a “brat” during a Q&A segment at Arizona State University last year.

And most famous of all, prior to this latest incident at least, Depp portrayed the President in Funny Or Die’s phony movie based on the former real estate moguls’ book, "The Art of the Deal."

In general, Depp should probably just top talking for a long while.

And stop beating women.

And stop wasting his money.

And stop starring in terrible sequels.

The guy just has a lot to work on overall.

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