Johnny Depp jokes about Trump assassination, drawing comparisons to Kathy Griffin

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Actor Johnny Depp addresses film goers at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Johnny Depp has found himself in some deep water over recent comments toward President Donald Trump.

While speaking at the Glastonbury Festival this week, Depp made a threat toward Trump.

“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked the crowd to cheers and applause.

Depp, who was on stage to promote his film “The Libertine,” asked the crowd if they could find a way to bring Trump to the stage. When he received boos, Depp made the assassination remark.

Depp clarified that he is “not an actor. I lie for a living (but) it’s been awhile. Maybe it’s about time.”

Will this statement put Depp in trouble? According to BBC, threatening the U.S. president is a class E felony. Anyone who makes a threat to take the life or inflict harm on the president could be sentenced up to five years or be fined.

The Secret Service is aware of the actor’s comments.

The White House also responded to Depp’s comments.

But courts often designate these cases as protected under the First Amendment through free speech.

Earlier this year, comedian Kathy Griffin shared a photo of herself holding a…

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