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Johnny Depp apologized for telling a controversial joke about assassinating President Trump — hours after the White House and Donald Trump Jr. condemned his remark.

The joke, which the 54-year-old star made Thursday, featured Depp saying “maybe it’s about time” that an actor killed the President.

“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” Depp said in a statement to People magazine. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”

Depp made the ill-advised quip during a promotional event at the Glastonbury Festival in England. He began by
saying Trump “needs help” before taking things further.

“When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?” Depp began. “I want to clarify — I’m not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been awhile. Maybe it’s about time.”

The comment received a mixed reaction of boos and cheers from the people in the audience.

But the White House clearly was not amused.

Johnny Depp apologized for telling a controversial joke about assassinating President Trump — hours after the White House and Donald Trump Jr. condemned his remark.

The joke, which the 54-year-old star made Thursday, featured Depp saying “maybe it’s about time” that an actor killed the President.

“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” Depp said in a statement to People magazine. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”

Depp made the ill-advised quip during a promotional event at the Glastonbury Festival in England. He began by saying Trump “needs help” before taking things further.

Johnny Depp suggests an actor should assassinate President Trump
Donald Trump Jr. (l.) rushed to his father’s defense after Johnny Depp (r.) made a job about assassinating the President.
Donald Trump Jr. (l.) rushed to his father’s defense after Johnny Depp (r.) made a job about assassinating the President. (KATHY WILLENS/IAN GAVAN)
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?” Depp began. “I want to clarify — I’m not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been awhile. Maybe it’s about time.”

The comment received a mixed reaction of boos and cheers from the people in the audience.

But the White House clearly was not amused.

“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,” the White House said in a statement Friday to ABC News. “I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official.”

The President’s same-named son, meanwhile, shared a Twitter link to a news story featuring the headline, “Johnny Depp’s team knew of alleged abuse of Amber Heard.”

“Ha, Depp wants to make social commentary,” Trump’s eldest son wrote in the tweet.

Johnny Depp apologized for telling a controversial joke about assassinating President Trump — hours after the White House and Donald Trump Jr. condemned his remark.

The joke, which the 54-year-old star made Thursday, featured Depp saying “maybe it’s about time” that an actor killed the President.

“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” Depp said in a statement to People magazine. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”

Depp made the ill-advised quip during a promotional event at the Glastonbury Festival in England. He began by saying Trump “needs help” before taking things further.

Johnny Depp suggests an actor should assassinate President Trump
Donald Trump Jr. (l.) rushed to his father’s defense after Johnny Depp (r.) made a job about assassinating the President.
Donald Trump Jr. (l.) rushed to his father’s defense after Johnny Depp (r.) made a job about assassinating the President. (KATHY WILLENS/IAN GAVAN)
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?” Depp began. “I want to clarify — I’m not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been awhile. Maybe it’s about time.”

The comment received a mixed reaction of boos and cheers from the people in the audience.

But the White House clearly was not amused.

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The President’s same-named son, meanwhile, shared a Twitter link to a news story featuring the headline, “Johnny Depp’s team knew of alleged abuse of Amber Heard.”

“Ha, Depp wants to make social commentary,” Trump’s eldest son wrote in the tweet.

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Heard accused Depp of physical and emotional abuse last year, claims that the actor denied. They ultimately reached a $7 million settlement and finalized their divorce in January.

A spokesperson for the Secret Service confirmed shortly after Depp made the joke that the agency was aware of his comments, but would not say whether they were looking into the situation further.

Depp’s harsh remark comes less than a month after comedian Kathy Griffin sparked a social media firestorm by posing for and sharing a photo of her holding a bloodied and beheaded Trump mask.

That gory image prompted CNN to fire Griffin from its annual New Year’s Eve coverage, which she had provided alongside Anderson Cooper for the network for a decade.

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