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Row erupts over Johnny Depp's 'killing joke' about Trump

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By Tokunbo Salako
Row erupts over Johnny Depp's 'killing joke' about Trump

<p>Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has sparked a storm by seemingly threatening to kill US President Donald Trump. <br /> His controversial comments came during an appearance at Britain’s Glastonbury Festival where he presented his film ‘The Libertine’.</p> <p>“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked the crowd which responded with a mix of jeers, boos and laughter.</p> <p>“I want to clarify,” he added, “I’m not an actor. I lie for a living [but] it’s been a while. Maybe it’s about time.”</p> <p>Several other US celebrity have threatened violence against Trump since his election but there’s been marked criticism on social <br /> media of Depp as it comes days after a gunman shot and wounded a US politician and four others in Viriginia as they practised for a cross-party charity baseball match.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Johnny Depp: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?”<br /> <br /> Crowd reaction? Cheers & laughter<br /> <br /> <span class="caps">GOP</span> reps targeted/shot days ago <a href="https://t.co/aRsJ5lxB0L">pic.twitter.com/aRsJ5lxB0L</a></p>— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chet_Cannon/status/878038226245607424">June 22, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Johnny Depp: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?” <br /> <br /> Probably around the same time you were last in a good film. <a href="https://t.co/z8ZUdfLMkX">pic.twitter.com/z8ZUdfLMkX</a></p>— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) <a href="https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/878044677106171904">June 23, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We’ll have to call <span class="caps">CAA</span> tomorrow morning and see if they’re going to drop Johnny Depp, or if they’ll still represent a wannabe assassin.</p>— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkDice/status/878088874429251584">June 23, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>