Johnny has issued an apology for a controversial comment about President Donald Trump, asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
“It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone,” the actor said in a statement to People on Friday.
Johnny’s joke, in reference to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865, was made during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. “I want to qualify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living,” he added at the U.K. music festival. “However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”
Shortly after news broke of Johnny’s comments, the White House issued a statement strongly condemning the joke and calling on others in Hollywood to speak out.
So, I do NOT intend to start a discussion about political attitudes and which one is the “right” or the “wrong” one and which is the better. There is none! I dot NOT want to start an argument about whether Trump is a “good president” or not.
The aim of this post is to defend Johnny in a way. The internet is full of people either praising or criticizing Trump’s handling and public statements. Many people – townsfolk who isn’t in the public eye, politicians, actors, musicians – are vocal and speak out on Trump and his way of running the United States. Many of them do this publicly via social media, even politicians. Many people criticize him blisteringly and some even become offensive. So, why fuss about it while other actors actually fill their entire Twitter feed with severe tweets about Trump? He’s a normal, human and living person who calls for change in a situation where change is needed.
Edit: Another reason for posting this is to ask you to stop sending me threat directed at Johnny. Even if I could, I would NOT forward them to him. Please remember that this is an admirers’ site dedicated to him and we’re not in contact with Johnny or his management. Your e-Mails won’t reach him!
Below you’ll find a short clipping of Johnny’s comment. I decided to include because I do not want to have anyone believe that Johnny’s becomimng an assassinator. He’s doing what even powerful politicians are doing: asking people to act and change. While at the Glastonbury Festival on Thursday in the English village of Pilton, Johnny brought up the president prior to introducing his 2004 film, “The Libertine.”
“Can we bring Trump in?” Depp says to the crowd, which responds with widespread boos, according to videos of the remarks. “No, no, no. You misunderstand completely. I think he needs help. And this is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible. But I like that you are all part of it. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to clarify: I’m not an actor. I lie for a living however it’s been a while. Maybe it’s about time.”
Johnny has again shown how to be an admirable actor and role model and a humane philanthropist at the same time. On his 54th birthday (June 09), he visited a children’s hospital in his Captain Jack Sparrow costume in Haiti. I added several personal images to the photo gallery. I also added pictures of his birthday party that day.
Important note: Those images have alredy been spread all over the internet and it is difficult to find the original owners. I do not claim ownership of the pictures and I would really like it if the original owners of the photos would contact me so I can tag (if wanted) their websites, Twitter accounts, Instagram accounts or whatever. You can contact me via e-mail, Twitter, Instagram or by using our contact form. Or if you want any of those removed from our website, I will not hesitate to do so. Just let me know. Thank you!
If you have taken any images of Johnny that day and would like me to add the to our photo gallery, feel free to contact me either. I will give credit, of course!
Today is a special day not only for Johnny himself, but for all Johnny admirers as well. He turns 54!
We, on JDorg wish you, Johnny, a happy happy birthday. May you have a great day and spend it with your beloved ones. We wish you only the best of everything.
But most of all we’d like to use this day to say thank you again. For being such a talented actor and musician. For being such a blessing to the film industry. For providing us with so many well-played varying roles. For providing us with amazing, catchy songs. For always being true to yourself. For being you. For everything.
We’ll never stop supporting and backing you. For more wonderful years to come! We love you!
Happy birthday, Johnny Depp!
First off all, happy belated birthday, Lady Gaga, from Jdorg. I gotta admit, I have always been a huge fan of her – mostly of her acoustic work though. I’m so glad to hear that Johnny got to celebrate with Gaga.
Lady Gaga rang in her 31st birthday in style on Tuesday night by partying with guests including Elton John and Johnny Depp. She hosted a big dinner for her friends at Gjelina restaurant in Venice, California, where her new boyfriend, talent agent Christian Carino, was also in attendance to dote on the birthday girl.
Other guests included DJ Samantha Ronson, while Elton’s husband David Furnish and their eldest son Zachary joined in the fun, too. Gaga is godmother to the six-year-old and his brother Elijah, four, who did not attend the event.
I will NOT post any candids of Johnny arriving at the party or something. I’m still hoping to find some official photos or personal ones from Gaga herself with Johnny. We’ll see.