Magazine article Screen International

Johnny Depp Makes Trump 'Assassination' Remarks at Glastonbury

Magazine article Screen International

Johnny Depp Makes Trump 'Assassination' Remarks at Glastonbury

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UPDATE: White House condemns Depp comments.

UPDATE: The White House has issued a statement condemning remarks regarding US president Donald Trump made by Pirates Of The Caribbean star Johnny Depp.

The actor made a series of provocative comments referencing an “assassination” at Glastonbury musical festival yesterday.

“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,” the White House statement read, as reported by ABC News.

“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 continued.

Appearing on stage prior to a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine, Depp said: “Can you bring Trump here?”

After receiving boos from the crowd the actor went on to say: “You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

Depp seemed aware that his comments would cause controversy, adding: “I want to clarify…I’m not an actor. …

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