Johnny Depp is in hot water with some of his fans after he asked, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” during an appearance Thursday at the annual Glastonbury music and arts festival in Southern England. Fans have threatened to boycott his movies following his comments, while others have asked for the Secret Service to investigate the actor.
“Johnny Depp I was a HUGE fan…but calling for the assassination of Pres Trump makes me want to boycott your movies!” one Twitter user wrote.
“For Threatening to assassinate POTUS the Secret Service should bring ‘Johnny Depp‘s’ in for interrogation,” said another.
A couple people also pointed out the insensitivity of his comments given that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and other Republicans were shot during a Congressional baseball practice event just last week.
“While #SteveScalise is in critical condition, you ‘joke’ about assassination of the President of the United States?” said one user.
Some were also quick to defend Depp’s remarks, explaining that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor never threatened to kill POTUS but simply “asked a question.”
Police officers KILL innocents, no one bats an eye.
Johnny Depp JOKES about killing Trump, everyone loses their mind.
— Neo Don (@Don_DaPilgrim) June 23, 2017
Trump fans are okay with him putting our planet and our lives in danger but can't take a joke from an actor.#johnnydepp
— KeepRocking (@truthhurts06) June 23, 2017
So annoyed how people being so nasty about Johnny depp , he didn't actually say he was goin to kill trump he asked a question
— ley pal (@Leypalm01) June 23, 2017
During an appearance Thursday at the annual Glastonbury music and arts festival in Southern England, Depp said, “I think [Donald] Trump needs help. There are a lot of dark places he could go. I’m not insinuating anything — by the way this will be in the press and it will be horrible — but when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
This elicited loud cheers from the crowd, to which Depp said, “Don’t worry, I’m not an actor, I lie for a living.”
A representative for Depp has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
See reactions to Depp’s comments below.
Another day, another liberal celebrity 'jokes' about assassinating Trump.
Stupid & dangerous, Mr Depp. https://t.co/XGs3sTdRUm
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 23, 2017
Johnny Depp I was a HUGE fan…but calling for the assassination of Pres Trump makes me want to boycott your movies!
— Funkytown (@hotfunkytown) June 23, 2017
Time to vote with your dollars conservatives. Fuck Johnny Deep Movies. https://t.co/YmAPuORtWt
— Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) June 23, 2017
Johnny Depp casually jokes about Trump assassination
Remember when GOP reps were shot days ago? https://t.co/iDjUU705p3
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) June 22, 2017
Why did you have to ruin it for me now I will need to boycott you and your movies! https://t.co/TeAQkJXTvN
— Nerjoe Zenhue (@zenhue) June 22, 2017
For Threatening to assassinate POTUS the Secret Service should bring "Johnny Depp's" in for interrogation.
— Team Trump (@MAGA_RTNOW) June 23, 2017
— Sammy4Trump (@tomsam974) June 23, 2017
Johnny Depp jokes about KILLING Donald Trump at Glastonbury 2017 When is S S going to do there job.LOCK HIM UP https://t.co/I05GN7aGno
— Chris Boutet (@cboutet11) June 23, 2017
TIME FOR ANOTHER BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN MOVIE AND JOHNNY DEPP! https://t.co/z4urGW8pER
— Kim B (@kimidwa) June 23, 2017
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) June 23, 2017
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 23, 2017