Johnny Depp has issued an apology a joke he made about assassinating President Trump.
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Johnny asked during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. His joke was in reference to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865,
Shortly after news broke of his comments, the White House issued a statement strongly condemning the joke and calling on others in Hollywood to speak out.
“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,” the statement read. “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 did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone,” Johnny said in a statement to People on Friday “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”