Johnny Depp issues an apology for his ‘bad joke’ about the assassination of President Trump

Johnny Depp has issued an official apology about his controversial statements regarding the potential assassination of President Donald Trump by an actor, calling it a “bad joke.” In an exclusive statement to People magazine, the embattled Pirates of the Caribbean actor said, “I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump.” What’s more, he explained, “[i]t did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.” It comes on the heels of the White House’s official response courtesy of Kellyanne Conway, who called it “no laughing matter.”

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