No one was laughing when Johnny Depp made a veiled reference to killing President Donald Trump at the Glastonbury Festival in England. It has been a bad weekend for Depp. It also emerged that his former business managers claim the actor abused his ex-wife Amber Heard, going so far as to cover it up at least once, People reports.
The abuse allegations would corroborate the abuse charges Heard made against Depp when she separated from him last year.
At Glastonbury, Depp asked the crowd: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" The question appears to be a reference to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.
Reaction to his comment was swift, with people on both sides of the aisle strongly condemning Depp for his joke.
He recanted, issuing a written statement calling it a “bad joke” in “poor taste.”
"It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone," he said in the statement.