Actor Johnny Depp has sparked a new controversy after asking when was the last time an actor had assassinated a president, during his performance at England's Glastonbury music festival.
The actor had a dialogue with the public just before presenting his movie "Libertine", in which he spoke of President Donald Trump. "I think he needs help. And this is going to be in the press and it's going to be horrible. But, I like that everyone is part of this. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to clarify: I am not an actor. I lie to earn a living,”he is heard saying during the presentation.
Depp becomes another celebrity who hints at an attack on President Donald Trump. Kathy Griffin was fired from CNN after publishing a photo on her social networks in which she pretended to have Trump's bloody head in hand.
The Reuters note indicates that Depp may be making historical reference to actor John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
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