Liberal Hollywood has long been steadfastly against President Donald Trump. But Johnny Depp crossed a line when he openly mused about the assassination of President Trump.
According to the Daily Mail, during this year’s Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom, Depp took the stage and asked the cheering audience: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?”
Funny enough, at the time of this egregious threat, “comedian” Kathy Griffin was already under fire for posting a picture of herself holding a bloody and decapitated head that looked like Mr. Trump.
Recognizing the Griffin controversy, Depp prefaced his assassination comment by telling the audience: “This is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible but I like that you’re all a part of it.”
In the wake of this threat, Depp was forced to apologize for his comments.
“It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone,” Depp said.
This controversy brought the public’s attention to Depp’s own personal problems, not just his ill-fated remarks.
Joel and Robert Mandel of the Mandel Company sued Mr. Depp in 2017 over his “compulsive” spending habits. According to the Mandels, who used to represented Depp as a his managers, claim that Depp spends $2 million a month and once spent $75 million in order to purchase fourteen different residences all over the world.
Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard has also accused her former husband of being an abusive alcoholic. Heard summed up Depp as simply “scary.”
Official court documents quote Heard as saying: “His relationship with reality oscillates…Depending on his interaction with alcohol and drugs. Johnny has a long-held and widely-acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse…He has a short fuse. He is often paranoid and his temper is exceptionally scary.”
So far, Depp has not faced any charges for his very public assassination threat against President Trump. Depp’s Glastonbury Festival comments have been joined by Missouri lawmaker and Democrat Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who wrote on Facebook “I hope Trump is assassinated!” For these words, Chappelle-Nadal has been denounced by Missouri Republicans and Democrats alike. Some have even demanded that Chappelle-Nadal be removed from the Missouri Senate.
Currently, it looks like this controversial Democrat will actually remain in the Senate.
In February of this year, a liberal media outlet was forced to report that over 12,000 assassination tweets have been posted since Donald Trump was elected in November 2016. The Secret Service is taking these threats very seriously. The mainstream media isn’t.
As evidence, look no further than how the media have not only dropped the story about Depp’s comments, but also how CNN put down the welcome mat for Tommy DiMassimo. In 2016, DiMassimo, an unhinged Black Lives Matter supporter, rushed Donald Trump during a campaign stop in Dayton, Ohio. He was not charged with any serious crimes and remains unrepentant.
All assassination threats against President Trump should be taken seriously. Regardless of celebrity standing or age, no one is above the law. An assassination threat is an assassination threat.