“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president,” the actor asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival in England.
Depp’s controversial joke immediately sparked outrage and criticism of the actor.
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Several pointed out that his remarks were poorly-timed as they came in the wake of a gunman opening fire at Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice game in Virginia.
Conservative actor James Woods rebuked Depp for making the joke while House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was in the hospital recovering from being shot at the baseball practice.
Scalise, who was in critical condition after the shooting, is currently in “a fair condition,” the hospital said Wednesday.