The Hollywood actor had caused outrage by comparing being photographed to being raped in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. Twilight star Kristen Stewart before him had also made the same comparison, but it is not just because Depp is a guy that he caused uproar with his comments. She did too.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp today issued a statement which said,
“I am truly sorry for offending anyone in any way. I never meant to. It was a poor choice of words on my part in an effort to explain a feeling. I understand there is no comparison and I am very regretful. In an effort to correct my lack of judgement, please accept my heartfelt apology.”
It was in an interview with Vanity Fair that Depp had made the controversial statement, saying of photo shoots,
“You just feel like you’re being raped somehow. Raped… It feels like a kind of weird… just weird, man.”
A while before that, Kristen Stewart had said that looking at photos of herself in magazines is “like I’m looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time I can’t handle it. I never expected that this would be my life.”
Neither stars seems very comfortable with their status as Hollywood A-list celebrities. But both have now apologized for their comments.
Johnny Depp, who is second on the Forbes Highest Paid Actors list, also revealed he doesn’t think he deserves the massive pay checks he gets for his work on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which is rumored to be a ridiculously impressive $400million.
“Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it,” he said.
But he said it’s not for him; it’s for his kids.
Awww, cute! Has Johnnyu Depp redeemed himself with that sweet comment?