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This year Johnny Depp made a gazillion dollars for playing an effeminate pirate, and he’ll likely make another few gazillion dollars when he does a fifth and probably a sixth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. But being Johnny Depp is still hard despite having all that money to roll around in and basking the glow of millions of adoring fans.
In an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, Depp fills the masses in on one of the problems with being famous. Getting raped.
Okay, you don’t really get rape, but it feels like you’re getting raped … when you show up to do a photoshoot. Depp elaborates in the article:
You just feel like you’re being raped somehow. Raped … It feels like a kind of weird — just weird, man.
Apparently comparing a voluntary photoshoot that will help sell you to the public and make you gazillions more did not go well with the public, and Depp has now been forced to make an apology for his rape comment. Which means, yes, a press release:
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 judgment, please accept my heartfelt apology.
Depp is 48-years old, has two kids, and should really know better. He’s been in entertainment for almost 30 years now (his first gig was, of course, Wes Craven’s original “A Nightmare on Elm Street” way back in 1984), and lest I’m missing something, no one forced him to become famous. And besides, the guy is so famous now that he doesn’t actually have to do interviews with Vanity Fair or volunteer for photoshoots.
In any case, this just goes to show you, folks: it’s not just the young, full of themselves Hollywood actresses that are prone to making idiotic comments (yes, Megan Fox and Jessica Alba, I am looking at you two), the old, full of themselves guys like Johnny Depp do it, too.