Johnny Depp has decided he doesn’t like the United States. He has the right to say that, as a U.S. citizen from anywhere within this country, but he decided to snipe at his former home while hiding and cowering in the south of France, a country that is historically known for hiding, cowering and waving white flags. Kind of ironic really. Maybe he is right though. Do you think this commentary will affect his box office totals for his next movie? Probably not, so maybe we are dumb.
At least he did the right thing and left the country. I hope this ingrate doesn’t come back. I don’t think the U.S. is always right or infallible, but I am willing to “Stand beside her, and guide her” if you know what I mean.
Hollywood star Johnny Depp said on Wednesday the United States was a stupid, aggressive puppy and he would not live there until the political climate changed.
The 40-year-old actor, who stars in the “Pirates of the Caribbean,” told the German news magazine Stern he was happier staying in the south of France with his wife, the French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, and their two children.
“America is dumb, it’s like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive,” he said.
“My daughter is four, my boy is one. I’d like them to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out,” said the star of the off-beat films “Edward Scissorhands” and “Dead Man.”
Depp slammed George W. Bush’s administration for its criticism of French opposition to the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
“I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries’ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots,” he told Stern.