Johnny Depp Makes Assassination Joke

Has Johnny Depp never heard of Kathy Griffin? 

Just weeks after the comedian saw a swift and severe fallout from her own controversial assassination reference, actor Johnny Depp rolled out one of his own.

According to TMZ, the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star attended the Glastonbury Festival on Thursday, June 22, 2017, where he made the controversial remark.

As seen in a video of the event, Depp, speaking to a crowd, asked, "Can we bring Trump here?" The audience then began to boo, at which point Depp said, "No, no no, you misunderstood." An audience member then shouted, "Just to give him some love and rehabilitation," to which Depp replied, "I think he needs help." 

Then there's an edit in the video, and Depp says, "This is going to be in the press, and it'll be horrible, but I like that you're all a part of it. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" 

Seemingly understanding what he'd just done, Depp then says, "Now, I want to clarify, I'm not an actor. I lie for a living."

According to The Telegraph, Depp was at the UK festival to reintroduce his 2004 film The Libertine. He said, "It's a film that needs to be seen," as well as, "This is one of those films that got lost in the shuffle." 

Well, mission accomplished. We're certain after this, all anyone will be talking about is The Libertine.