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Johnny Depp Addresses Donald Trump 'Assassination' Joke Controversy

"I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone."

24/06/2017 09:12

Johnny Depp has issued an apology after joking about assassinating US President Donald Trump during an appearance at Glastonbury festival.

The ‘Through The Looking Glass’ actor made the quip during a discussion about religion and politics, while introducing one of his films at Worthy Farm. 

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After facing a backlash from some critics, he’s since issued an apology, insisting he intended “no malice” with his remarks.

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His remarks come just weeks after American comedian Kathy Griffin stirred up a whole lot of controversy, when she posed for a photo-shoot with a replica of Trump’s bloodied head.

She issued an apology in the immediate aftermath, but still found herself dropped from a string of contracts following the furore, and later claimed that she was being singled out by Trump, accusing him of trying to “ruin her life”.

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