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Johnny Depp Jokes About Presidential Assassination

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Actor Johnny Depp joked Thursday about the potential assassination of President Donald Trump, asking a crowd at England’s Glastonbury Festival, “when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” The crowd responded with cheers and some boos, but Depp quickly clarified: “I’m not an actor. I lie for a living.” Depp was referring to the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, who was an actor. The episode comes amid an outcry over comedian Kathy Griffin’s depiction of a beheading of Trump, in addition to the controversy over the Public Theater’s depiction of a presidential assassination in a production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

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