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Johnny Depp Apologizes For His Rape Comments — Thank You!

Wed, October 5, 2011 2:00pm EDT by Bonnie Fuller 8 Comments

Aren’t you so glad that Johnny Depp realizes that comparing himself to a rape victim when he gets photographed, is ridiculous? I sure am.

Johnny Depp, you really sent jaws dropping when the November issue of Vanity Fair hit the stands yesterday, Oct. 4, and you made completely offensive remarks about being a rape victim in your cover story interview.

You told the magazine that you so disliked having your picture taken in photo shoots — “you just feel like you’re being raped somehow,” you said.

Not surprisingly, RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) the rape victim advocacy group, almost immediately issued a statement taking offense to your incredibly offensive comments. After all, being a real rape victim is simply incomparable to having your photo taken by a world renowned photographer.

Here’s what RAINN said about you: “While photos may feel at times intrusive, being photographed in no way compares to rape — a violent crime which affects another American every 2 minutes. RAINN welcomes the opportunity to speak with Mr. Depp and educate him about the real life experiences faced by survivors every day, and ways that he can work with RAINN to help.”

Thankfully, you realized that your comments made you sound like an insensitive, out of touch ignoramus and you issued an apology.

Here it is: “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,” Depp said. “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.”

RAINN has accepted your apology Johnny and I’m willing to accept it too. I just hope you’ve learned to be less self-centered from this experience.

Do you accept Johnny’s apology, Hollywoodlifers?

— Bonnie Fuller


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