During an appearance at Glastonbury Festival on Thursday, Johnny Depp made a comment about President Trump being assassinated on stage that didn't exactly sit well with the White House — or with many people in general. Now, Depp has issued an apology to People. It reads,
Depp was at Glastonbury to present his 2004 film The Libertine, when he asked the huge crowd,
Clearly aware that his remarks would be heard around the world, Depp said, “This is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you are all a part of it.”
Depp's comment was likely in reference to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, who was killed by John Wilkes Booth, a theater actor.
Depp's apology comes after the White House issued the following statement about his comment to CNN on Friday morning:
Depp's remarks have garnered mostly negative reactions, and his words brought up conversations about First Amendment rights, hypocrisy, and some people have even brought up his ex-wife, Amber Heard, previously making allegations of domestic violence against him. (Depp denied the allegations; Heard and Depp divorced, and she withdrew her petition for a domestic violence restraining order.) The backlash against Depp comes only a few weeks after comedian Kathy Griffin shared a controversial photo of a fake beheaded Trump, leading to her to be fired by CNN from her New Year's co-hosting gig. Griffin also later apologized for the photo.