Johnny Depp’s Trump joke…and other abuses

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 23, 2017 17:53:38 June 23, 2017 17:53:38

Johnny Depp was at Glastonbury last night. Because he’s a rocker. But his side job is being an actor. And there was a screening of his film, The Libertine, at the festival. So he rolls up in a vintage car and the fans go bananas like he belongs at a music festival. And now Johnny’s feeling himself. He’s the Savage. Le super cool Sauvage. So then he gets up on stage and jokes about assassinating Donald Trump:

Of course they’re saying he was referring to John Wilkes Booth who killed Abraham Lincoln. And he predicted that “this is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible”. Also, “It’s just a question, I’m not insinuating anything”. Of course people are appalled. The Secret Service is aware.

Let me be clear – what Johnny Depp did was bullsh-t, inappropriate. But that’s not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about what’s going to happen to Johnny Depp. Kathy Griffin made an inappropriate joke and had all of her work cancelled. If your argument that Kathy’s inappropriate joke was twice as bad as Johnny’s and graphic, does that mean that Johnny’s is half as bad? And if so, does that mean half of his work will be cancelled? Will he lose half of his endorsements? Or even a third? Will any producers pull out of working with him? Will Johnny Depp lose even ONE opportunity from joking about assassinating the president?

While we’re at it…

Earlier this week when more court documents from his lawsuit with his former managers were released, it was revealed that The Management Group knew about Johnny physically abusing Amber Heard and that he and his assistant and other members of his entourage allegedly manipulated the media so as to present Amber as a liar. You can read more about that over at Celebitchy. OK but you’ve seen the pictures of her face. Did you really need TMG to tell you that that’s what happened?

What’s more insulting to me here is that, clearly, TMG is saying that they KNEW what Johnny Depp was doing to Amber Heard and how he was getting away with it. And ...they only saw fit to come forward about what they knew when there was money on the line? THEIR money on the line. 


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