Johnny Depp Jokes About Presidential Assassination

Actor Johnny Depp joked Thursday about the potential assassination of President Donald Trump, asking a crowd at Englandโ€™s Glastonbury Festival, โ€œwhen was the last time an actor assassinated a president?โ€ The crowd responded with cheers and some boos, but Depp quickly clarified: โ€œIโ€™m not an actor. I lie for a living.โ€ 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 Griffinโ€™s depiction of a beheading of Trump, in addition to the controversy over the Public Theaterโ€™s depiction of a presidential assassination in a production of William Shakespeareโ€™s Julius Caesar.