Earlier this week at the Glastonbury Arts Festival in Great Britain, renowned American actor Johnny Depp made an incredibly tasteless joke, asking the crowd:
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
The answer, of course, is that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by actor John Wilkes Booth.
Depp later apologized for this remarks, saying it was a “bad joke” and that it had been done “in poor taste.”
But that’s not enough for President Trump’s weasel-faced son, Donald Jr., who posted this on Twitter:
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 24, 2017
OK, so Donnie Junior’s upset. I totally get that. I don’t like people making bad jokes about my family, either, but then again, none of them chose the spotlight of being a reality TV star and running for the highest office in the land. Sometimes when you seek that attention, it can boomerang back on you in very unfortunate ways.
But there’s a couple of larger points here which have completely escaped Donald Jr. and the hordes of Trumpkins who are ready to see Depp exiled to a deserted island for the next 50 years:
The first point is the simple fact that Donald Trump never apologizes when he says bad things about people. He called Hillary Clinton a criminal and urged his crowds to chant, “Lock her up,” but was he ever man enough to bury the hatchet and admit that Clinton was an honorable person? Nope. Matter of fact, he still thinks Clinton got a break just because of her last name and her being the former Secretary of State. Does he have any proof of that? None at all.
And second, Trump and his supporters love to say that they’re tired of “the politically correct” culture in this country that prevents them from saying racist, homophobic things without others calling them out. Yet when someone practices not being politically correct and uses their hero as the butt of the joke, they get all testy about it.
Johnny Depp is one of the most talented actors of his generation. Donald Trump Jr, on the other hand, is just a smug, spoiled prick who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
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