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Johnny Depp kicks off Glastonbury 2017 by pondering Donald Trump assassination


Johnny Depp’s appearance at Glastonbury Festival was always going to bring with it some controversy one way or another.

Well, in a move nobody saw coming, the 54-year-old actor appeared to threaten US President Donald Trump: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked the crowd.

After introducing a screening of his film ‘The Libertine’, Depp asked the audience: “Can you bring Trump here?” After a series of boos and jeers, he added: “You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

“I want to clarify,” he continued. “I’m not an actor. I lie for a living [but] it’s been a while. Maybe it’s about time.”

“I think he needs help,” Depp said, as the crowd laughed. “This is going to be in the press, and it will be horrible, but I like that you’re all a part of it.”

As it is a crime in the States to make threats against the president regardless of his stupidity, The Secret Service has released a statement around the comments: “For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities,” it read.