Actor Johnny Depp on Friday apologized for joking about the assassination of President Trump the night before.
"I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump," he 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."
I think [Donald Trump] needs help.
—Johnny Depp at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival
Depp joked about assassinating president Donald Trump Thursday during an appearance at the Glastonbury performing arts festival in the UK.
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor asked a cheering crowd:
"When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"
Depp was referencing the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Depp was at a drive-in movie theater in Glastonbury, where he introduced his 2004 film "The Libertine," when he began talking about the president.
"Can we bring Trump here?" he asked.
The crowd booed and shouted, "No!"
"I think he needs help," Depp said to a laughing crowd.
He followed-up by saying he is "not an actor" and just lies "for a living."
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Trump supporters have been quick to denounce the actor's comments.
Some are calling for his reps to drop him from their company.
Others believe there are more important things to talk about.