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Johnny Depp Under Fire For Joke About Trump (Video)

| by Jonathan Constante

Actor Johnny Depp has come under fire for a joke he made about President Donald Trump (video below).

Depp made an appearance at Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. to introduce a screening of his film, "The Libertine," the Daily Mail reported. There, he seized the opportunity to make a controversial joke about the president.

"Can we bring Trump here?" Depp asked the crowd, who responded with boos. "I think he needs help."

"This is going to be in the press and it'll be horrible but I like that you're all a part of it," Depp continued. "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"

Most of the crowd cheered at Depp's comments, which seemed to surprise the 54-year-old actor. He shrugged as the partygoers applauded him.

"I want to clarify. I'm not an actor," Depp added. "I lie for a living."

Depp has been vocal about his distaste for the president in the past. He previously threatened to stamp out the presidency because of Trump's unpopularity, and even offered to carry on Alec Baldwin's "Saturday Night Live" impersonation of the president if he ever stopped performing it.

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor also made his own Trump impression in a 2016 "Funny or Die" sketch.

While the comments about Trump appeared to be well-received at the Glastonbury Festival, plenty of social media users were outraged by the joke.

"Very disappointed in you Mr. Depp... I thought you had more class than this... I guess not... You were my favorite actor here in the U.S. but now you are one of the crowd to boycott for your un-American disrespect of the Office of the Presidency," wrote one YouTube user.

"Johnny Depp should be extensively interviewed by the FBI in order to get to the bottom of what he meant by saying that maybe it is time for an actor to murder Donald Trump," wrote another. "His words added up to exactly that."

"So dumb. I'm not a fan of Trump and didn't vote for him but guess what? He's in office. You accept it and hope he does a good job," another commenter wrote. "I get that he puts himself in the position to be a walking meme sometimes, but jeez famous people have got to chill with the killing him jokes."

Other commenters appeared amused by the backlash.

"Lol Trump supporters triggered," wrote one user.

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