At Glastonbury, Depp asks about assassinating the president

Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.

The star acknowledged that his comments - which may have been a reference to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth in 1865 - would prove controversial. Depp asked the crowd at the festival.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales may have made less than $70 million at the box office on its opening weekend, but it's not the biggest bomb actor Johnny Depp has dropped this year by far. "I lie for a living", Depp continued, per BBC News. Depp went on to say that he thinks the president "needs help".

The Secret Service said it was aware of Depp's comments about Trump at Glastonbury, according to ABC News. "For security reasons, we can not discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities".

Appearing at Cineramageddon, a film festival in Glastonbury, England, Depp was introducing a film before 1,500 fans before he began speaking about Trump, according to the Guardian.

He played Trump a year ago in a Fun or Die video parody of the businessman's 1987 book "The Art of the Deal". The theater said it never advocates violence as a solution to political problems. Comedian Kathy Griffin was widely criticized for a photo shoot in which she posed with a replica of Trump's decapitated head. He's also referred to Trump as a "brat", according to the Independent. "I like that you are all a part of it", he added, before things got a bit more heated.

He is not the first U.S. celebrity to allude to killing the president.

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