Published Jun 23, 2017Professional screen pirate Johnny Depp appeared at Glastonbury last night (June 22), riling up controversy with his remarks about U.S. president Donald Trump.
While addressing a crowd during the festival, the Hollywood star asked "Can we bring Trump here?" and was met with an onslaught of boos.
He then quipped, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"
"I want to clarify, I'm not an actor," he continued with a smirk. "I lie for a living."
American history buffs may note that Depp's comments call to mind the sentiment of another notorious actor — John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in 1865.
Of course, there's a good chance somebody else was feeding Depp the lines.
UPDATE (6/23, 3 p.m. EDT): Depp has now apologized for his remarks. In a statement issued to People, he said: "I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump. It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone."
Depp was at the festival to introduce a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine. Watch footage of his appearance below.